Monday, January 11, 2016

"Much Ado About Nothing" plays at Bear Creek School

The Bear Creek School’s Fine and Performing Arts Department Presents

“Much Ado About Nothing”

Directed by Dr. Ron Lynch
(Redmond, WA) – William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy Much Ado About Nothing will be performed by The Bear Creek School’s Upper School students on January 14 and 16. You are sure to enjoy this lively romp through the Italian city of Messina!

The story is one of love, hate, deception, and redemption, and the main plot revolves around the relationship between Benedict and Beatrice, two caustic individuals, who spend most of their days trying to outwit each other with barbed remarks and unflattering nuances. A smaller but very important theme is the love between Claudio, a soldier, and Hero, a beautiful maiden. Shakespeare introduces a problem to be resolved when Don John schemes to undo the marriage of Claudio and Hero through a series of lies. Read More >>

Comic relief is afforded the audience through a group of bumbling fools, the local constable and his watch, who are given the opportunity to unravel the mystery of Hero’s “premature demise.” This presentation should provide an evening of entertainment and laughter as we discover what the phrase “much ado about nothing” really means. And, for those who are not familiar with the language of Shakespeare, a festes will appear occasionally to give us a running account regarding what is going on.

Several of the roles in Bear Creek’s production of Much Ado About Nothing are double-cast to allow more students to experience and stretch their dramatic muscle.

In lieu of charging for admission, donations will be accepted to support completion of Bear Creek’s Fine & Performing Arts Center. Our patrons’ generosity will help move us closer toward the realization of a high-quality, dedicated theater experience for students and audience members.

All performances are open to the public. The Bear Creek School Cornerstone Theater, 8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond WA, 98053, 452-898-1720,

Performance Schedule
Thursday, January 14, 2016 Matinee Performance 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 14, 2016 Evening Performance 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Matinee Performance 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Evening Performance 7:30 p.m. 

Director—Dr. Ron Lynch, Upper School drama teacher at The Bear Creek School

Main Characters— in this production will be played by the following Bear Creek students:

BEATRICE Sara Heimberger, senior, Redmond
Elissa Nelson, junior, Carnation
BENEDICT Seth McBride, junior, Carnation
CLAUDIO DJ Lambert, junior, Redmond
HERO Ester Gere, senior, Redmond
Kathryn Anderson, senior, Redmond
LENATO Victor Gill, sophomore, Woodinville

About The Bear Creek School
Founded in 1988, in Redmond, Washington, The Bear Creek School is an independent classical Christian school that believes only when faith, mind, and heart are fed together can students experience the fullness of education which produces leaders who think well and are compelled to engage the world.

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