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M*A*S*H Style Much Ado About Nothing Scheduled in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO, Tx — Winnsboro Center for the Arts (WCA) and The Bowery Players present Much Ado About Nothing in six shows between September 8 through 17.

This is a first-time presentation of Dr. John A. Price’s adaptation of a modern twist to William Shakespeare’s classic comedy. This version of Much Ado About Nothing is set in a Vietnam-era M*A*S*H unit. Shakespeare’s timeless language and storylines are accompanied by classic rock and Motown hits of that period. In this witty comedy, a group of doctors arrive in Vietnam and surgery quickly takes a back seat to romance.

Cast and Director
Dr. John A. Price, Director
An experienced director of over fifty plays, this marks John’s tenth production and fifth staged adaptation of Shakespeare’s plays. Following the success of “Almost, Maine” earlier this year, he is excited to bring the first-ever Shakespeare to The Bowery Stage.
Sheila Brown
Sheila plays “Ursula”. Sheila started Firefly Community Theatre in Pittsburg and serves as  Theatre Director for Pittsburg Camp County Arts Council. She’s starred in several productions.
Jordan Crist
Jordan plays 2 different roles. This is his first performance at the Bowery stage.
Jan Faiszt
Jan is the “Queen Bee” of Tech Theatre at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts.
Gerraldine Fish
Geraldine plays “Georgia Seacoal”. Known as Gerry, she starred in the Winnsboro Center for the Arts performance of “Anne Arky”.
Gale Gilbert
Gale Gilbert plays “Colonel Leanata”. She’s starred in numerous productions, including “Footloose”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Steel Magnolias”, “Doublewide Texas.
Kim Griffin
Kim plays “Margaret”. Her other recent roles include Marvalyn in “Almost, Maine”.
Jeff Hightower
Jeff plays “Verges”. Jeff started his acting career in 1969 in a high school play and has appeared in follies under director Ron Barker.
Nick Lockwood
Nick plays “Benedick”. Winnsboro Center for the Arts audiences recently saw Nick in “Almost, Maine”. He is an actor, Set Designer, and Technical Director for The Bowery Players.
Robert Long
Robert plays “Borachio”. Robert has been acting since 2011, appearing at theatres in the Dallas area, including the Pocket Sandwich Theatre and Pegasus Productions.
Leana McGuire
Leana  plays “Beatrice”. This is her fourth acting opportunity with the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, having previously starred in “Doublewide, Texas”, “Four Old Broads” “Almost, Maine.”
Darla Pierce
Darla plays “Milly”. Darla began acting in the 1980’s with roles in “Annie” and “The Foreigner,” to name only a few.
Jo Ann Porterfield
Jo Ann plays “Sexton/Army Clerk”. She started working as a lighting and sound hand for productions like “Our Town” and “The Move”. She became lead of Lighting and Sound for “Sweet Surrender”.
James Rasco
James plays “Conrade”. James works as a journalist for the “Winnsboro News”.
Natasha Rasco
Natasha plays “Hero”. She performed in three Alba-Golden HIgh School productions as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”, Victoria in “Victoria at 18″, and Gladys Herdman in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”
Deneice Scott
Deneice plays “Friar Francis”. She’s enjoyed acting in school plays, and in 2000 was part of a group that started a mystery dinner theater in Garland.
Roy Shockey
Roy plays “Major Don Pedro”. He’s appeared in “Almost Maine” and “Suite Surrender.” He starred in “A Season of Duty”, a musical which he co-wrote.
Karen Snedecor
Karen plays “Captain Dogberry”. She’s starred in several productions, including “The Move” and “Almost, Maine”.
Mandel Stoker
Mandel plays “Captain Don John”. Mandel directed a version of “Foot Switch”, and made his stage debut as Hoke in “Driving Miss Daisy”.
Adam Szepesi
Adam plays “Conrade”. This is Adam’s debut with Winnsboro Center for the Arts.

Performance dates are September 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $12 to $15 and are available at Winnsboro Center for the Arts is located at 200 Market Street in historic downtown Winnsboro.

Winnsboro Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Winnsboro, Texas. As a multi-disciplinary arts center, it serves communities throughout Northeast Texas, engaging people in educational programming, cultural experiences, and entertainment.

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