CORP Theatre Announces Much Ado About Nothing

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Katherine Rose Watson


CORP Theatre to Present Much Ado About Nothing February 13-22, 2020
Women landed several lead male roles in the Shakespeare comedy. 

GARLAND, Texas – January 29, 2020 – Company of Rowlett Performers (CORP Theatre) will present William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy Much Ado About Nothing at Plaza Theatre (521 W State St, Garland, Texas) February 13-22, 2020 at 8:00 pm. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at the Box Office or online at Several women have been cast as male leads.

“Shakespeare has stood the test of time because it’s undeniable amazing work but it skews heavily male,” states director Donna Covington, “We want to give more women the opportunity to do Shakespeare, so we cast several amazing actresses in male roles.”

Much Ado About Nothing
Company of Rowlett Performers
At Plaza Theatre (521 W State St, Garland, Texas)
February 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2020 at 8pm
Price: $15 for general admission, $10 for students
Claudio falls in love with Hero and their marriage is agreed upon. Beatrice and Benedick despise love and engage in comic banter. The others plot to make them fall in love with each other, by a trick in which Benedick will overhear his friends talking of Beatrice’s supposed secret love for him, and vice versa.

The full cast list as follows: Vance Wittle as Leonato, Allison Wainscott as Beatrice,  Elizabeth Hopkins as Hero, Tom Jeffcoat as Don Pedro, Kristen Martin as Don John, Dayan Rodriguez as Claudio, Matt Parent as Benedick, Tori Dez as Balthasar/Conrade, Jim Thomas as Antonio/Verges, Edward Houser as Borachio, Kami Kelley as Margaret, Jennifer Frawley as Urusula, Kristan Kelley as Dogberry/Friar Frances, Gabe Drennon as Watchman #1 and Trey Lewis as Watchman #2.

Media tickets to the show are available. Contact Katherine Rose Watson (, 972-489-7694) to request tickets and/or to coordinate a feature.


About Company of Rowlett Performers

The Company of Rowlett Performers (CORP Theatre) was founded by Donna Covington in 2000. The company began as an afterschool program and grew into a thriving community theatre company priding itself in educating youth in theatre. CORP Theatre Performers performs at Plaza Theatre in Garland, Texas. Call (972) 205-2790 or visit for tickets.

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