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CityRep and Oklahoma City University stage lively 'Much Ado About Nothing'

A setting in territorial Guthrie made a surprisingly good fit for a well-balanced version of “Much Ado About Nothing” that was a joint production by Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre and Oklahoma City University.
Modified: February 20, 2014 at 4:54 pm •  Published: February 21, 2014
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A setting in territorial Guthrie, with a white gazebo as a centerpiece, made a surprisingly good fit for a well-balanced version of “Much Ado About Nothing.”

The accessible joint production by Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre and Oklahoma City University was staged Saturday afternoon in Freede Little Theatre at Civic Center Music Hall.

Stacey Logan of Broadway and CityRep gave a sharp edge to the tart-tongued ripostes of Beatrice, and Lane Fields gave as good as he got in reply as Benedick, swearing off marriage only to eat his words.

Admirably portraying the play's other main couple were OCU acting majors Alex Enterline as Claudio and Lauren Grace Thompson as Hero. Enterline was convincing as both a boon companion and romantic lover, too easily made to doubt the fidelity of his beautiful fiancee, played with the right ardor and vulnerability by Thompson.

D. Lance Marsh as Hero's father was wonderfully robust, as was Michael Corolla as a cavalry officer, whose villainous brother (Christopher Curtis) stirs up trouble.

Directed with a sure hand by Rene Moreno with a superb set design by Ben Hall (who also plays Dogberry), the delightful production is highly recommended.

— John Brandenburg, for The Oklahoman


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