Much Ado About Nothing

Written by William Shakespeare

About The Play

Much Ado About Nothing

Written by William Shakespeare

Beatrice and Benedick don’t like each other.  At all.  They promise.  And they certainly don’t love each other, no matter what everyone around them says.  But when a villainous scheme threatens to tear apart the relationship of their best friends, these two frenemies will have to get over their mutual distaste of one another to ask the scariest question of all about being in love: would it be so bad if they were?

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Cast and Crew

Hannah Wu

Hannah Wu

Actor (Beatrice)

Hannah is very excited to be in CYPT’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. For CYPT: GOING UP (2021 Cannonball Festival), SUPER SPUD (2019 Cannonball Festival). Elsewhere:…

Anton Matsigura

Anton Matsigura

Actor (Benedick)

As it approaches Anton’s 9th year with CYPT, he is incredibly excited to be sticking his Alumni fingers in the pot of the 2022 Outpatient…

Grady Galbraith

Grady Galbraith

Actor (Don Pedro)

This is Grady’s 14th and very last show with CYPT, and he’s going out with a Shakespeare-flavoured bang. You may have seen Grady previously in…

Erwin Afshar

Erwin Afshar

Actor (Claudio)

 Erwin Afshar looks forward to expressing his passion in this performance! He is in grade 10, and although he’s fairly new to the acting industry,…

Ruby Gaudet

Ruby Gaudet

Actor (Hero)

Ruby Gaudet is a recent CYPT graduate who’s dabbled in just about everything there is to do here, between acting in shows such as THE…

Aiden Lang

Aiden Lang

Actor (Don John)

Aiden is so incredibly thrilled to be a part of the 2022 Outpatient Collective. He has been a part of CYPT for over 5 years…

Jackson MacNeil

Jackson MacNeil

Actor (Borachio)

Jack is looking forward to returning to the CYPT stage this year for this exciting new show! He has also been in previous CYPT productions such…

Katie O'Keefe

Katie O'Keefe

Actor (Conrade)

Katie O’Keefe started her life on the stage at an early age as an Irish dancer. Since then she’s preformed with Calgary Opera, Pumphouse Theatre,…

Zoe Isabela  Alcocer-Iturriza

Zoe Isabela Alcocer-Iturriza

Actor (Margaret)

Zoe Isabela Alcocer-Iturriza excitingly performs her second mainstage show here at CYPT as the classy Lucretia Otis! Zoe discovered and instantly loved the world of theatre…

Amelia Hughes

Amelia Hughes

Actor (Ursula)

Amelia is ecstatic to be rejoining CYPT in a completely new way! She has always loved creating music and is inspired by a variety of…

Mari Wilson

Mari Wilson

Actor (Innogen)

Mari is thrilled to be back with CYPT in her senior year of high school! You may have seen her in several shows before, including…

Aven Dixon

Aven Dixon

Actor (Dogberry)

With almost as many shows as she is old, Aven is back for her 14th show with CYPT! Aven is 15 years old and starting…

Alice Leci

Alice Leci

Actor (Verges)

Who let this one in again? Alice Leci has been doing something strange to CYPT since 2021, and frankly we're not sure what. She loves…

Tessa Laidlaw

Tessa Laidlaw

Actor (Seacole)

Tessa is a grade 9 student at Mount Royal Middle School. This is her third performance at CYPT and she is thrilled to have joined…

Naomi Krahn

Naomi Krahn

Actor (Otecake)

Naomi Krahn has been in a number of CYPT productions before, more recently you may have seen her in, GODS PLAY DICE WITH THE UNIVERSE,…

Chloe Dyck

Chloe Dyck

Actor (Mustard)

Hello. I’m Chloe. You may remember me from such plays as Much Ado About Nothing and The Canterville Ghost. (Yes, that’s a Simpsons reference…I blame…

Elizabeth McDonald

Elizabeth McDonald

Actor (Messenger and Sexton)

Liz is so excited to be preforming with CYPT again in hWhimsy! You may have seen her before acting in, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, CANNONBALLS…

Maya Sekida

Maya Sekida

Actor (Friar and Party Guest)

Maya is excited to be performing at CYPT for the first time. Other shows Maya has appeared in include: THE HALLMARKS OF HORROR, BROWNSTONE 213…

Gillian Welsh

Gillian Welsh

Assistant Stage Manager

Gillian is very excited to be the assistant stage manager for Much Ado About Nothing and to be back in the theatre after many months!…

Jamie Dunsdon

Jamie Dunsdon

Director

Jamie is the Artistic Producer of CYPT, as well as a frequent director, designer, playwright, and props builder.  Jamie is also the Artistic Director of…

Naomi Esau

Naomi Esau

Stage Manager

Naomi is happy to be working with the delightful team at CYPT this season. Favorite Stage Management credits include: MEN EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS (Downstage), A…

Ralamy Kneeshaw

Ralamy Kneeshaw

Costume Design

Hanne Loosen

Hanne Loosen

Set Design

Kristin Eveleigh

Kristin Eveleigh

Sound Design

Kristin is the Executive Artistic Director at Calgary Young People's Theatre, and has been working with the company as a director with the company since…