"Sexy, sweet and sincere," according to Mauckingbird notes, the company "turns a gay lens to Shakespeare's timeless comedy about love, jealousy and rumors. Young and beautiful, Hero and Claudio are flush with the thrill of first love while Beatrice and Benedick are railing against marriage. As friends and foes spread gossip to catch both couples off guard, each man finds himself looking at love with a new perspective." The cast includes Matt Tallman as Benedick, Sean Thompson as Beatrice, Cameron Slusser as Hero, Griffin Back as Claudio, Mitchell Bloom as Borachio, Barrymore Award-winning actress Cheryl Williams as Leonato, Erika Anselmo as Antonio, Chancellor Dean as Don Pedro, Ben Lyle Lotka as Don John, Joe Mathew as Ursula, LJ Norelli as Balthasar/Sexton/Conrade and Will Poost as Dogberry. Here's a look at the production:
Gender-Flipped Much Ado About Nothing at Philadelphia's Mauckingbird Theatre Company
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