Kwame Kwei-Armah directs the production with choreography by Chase Brock. Following the tour, Much Ado About Nothing will be presented at the Public Theater Nov. 25-Dec. 15. It officially opens Dec. 3. Tickets for the Public engagement are $20.
"The Mobile Shakespeare Unit is at the heart of The Public Theater's mission to democratize our culture," Public artistic director Oskar Eustis said in a statement. "Shakespeare is for everyone, the theatre is for everyone, just as America belongs to us all. It is an honor to welcome Kwame Kwei-Armah back to The Public and to offer his delightful Much Ado About Nothing to our audiences."
The cast features Michael Braun (Benedick); Rosal Colón (Margaret, Borachia, Friar Francis); Ramsey Faragallah (Leonato, Watch); Marc Damon Johnson (Don Pedro, Verges); A.Z. Kelsey (Claudio, Conrade); Lucas Caleb Rooney (Dogberry, Don John); Samantha Soule (Beatrice); and Kerry Warren (Hero, Sexton).
The production has scenic design by Timothy R. Mackabee; costume design by Clint Ramos; and music by Shane Rettig.
For tickets phone (212) 967-7555 or visit Public Theater. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.