Much Ado About Nothing

San Luis Obispo High School presents Much Ado About Nothing

At the turn of the 17th century, the triumphant return of an army from war sparks an intricate web of romance and strife under the warm Sicilian sun. This virtual adaptation of Shakespeare's 1599 comedic masterpiece is a perfect blend of the Bard's greatest tropes, a clash of love and hate, truth and deception, humor and tragedy.

  • Ian McKay
    Director
    La Rêverie, Kingdom of Happy Fallacies, Adamo
  • William Shakespeare
    Writer
  • Ian McKay
    Producer
  • Noelle Eben
    Producer
  • Mark Rourke
    Key Cast
    "Benedick"
  • Linnaea Marks
    Key Cast
    "Beatrice"
    Salem Woods
  • Evan Clausen
    Key Cast
    "Claudio"
    Mind Trap
  • Lindsay Smith
    Key Cast
    "Hero"
  • Sophia Lea
    Key Cast
    "Don Pedro"
    The Slumber Party on Sloper Lane
  • Tyler Kowalski
    Key Cast
    "Leonato"
    Camp Hideout
  • Penny DellaPelle
    Key Cast
    "Don John"
    The Slumber Party on Sloper Lane
  • Xavier Clements
    Key Cast
    "The Watch"
  • Charley Beck
    Key Cast
    "Margaret"
  • Netti Wulfman
    Key Cast
    "Ursula"
    La Rêverie
  • Kat van Lingen
    Key Cast
    "Borachio"
    Kingdom of Happy Fallacies
  • Elias Stepro
    Key Cast
    "Conrade"
  • Ava Walsh
    Key Cast
    "Antonio"
  • Flannery Clausen
    Key Cast
    "Friar Francis"
  • Maggie McKay
    Key Cast
    "Messenger"
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Theater, Comedy, Drama, Shakespeare
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 17 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 23, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - San Luis Obispo High School
Distribution Information
  • SLOHS Performing Arts Company
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ian McKay

Ian McKay is an award-winning student film/stage director. He is known for his short films 'Kingdom of Happy Fallacies' (2020) and 'La Rêverie' (2020).

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Director Statement

I am delighted to be participating in my eleventh and final production with the San Luis Obispo High School Drama Club, and to finally show you Much Ado About Nothing, a labor of love two years in the making. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to everyone who helped make this production happen; this performance would not be the same without the support of Noelle Eben, Amy and Lief McKay, Annabelle Oglesby, Camryn Trowbridge-Wise, Netti Wulfman, Kaylee Beardsley, and the wickedly talented cast of Much Ado. Enjoy the show!