Much Ado High School by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

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Much Ado High School

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Much Ado High School

by Lindsay Price

What if Much Ado About Nothing took place at a high school dance? An enjoyable introduction to Shakespeare with lightning-fast pace and snappy dialogue.

 About 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 11
5M | 6W


Simple Set


 28 pages

Comedy Classical Adaptation Shakespeare

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"True love always happens instantaneously based purely on looks without having a shred of information positive or negative about your prospective partner. Did you just fall off the turnip truck or something?"

What if Much Ado About Nothing took place at a high school dance?

Mayhem ensues at Much Ado High School. Student Council president Don Pedro schemes to set up new student Claudio with Hero. Hero schemes to set up Beatrice with Benedick. And Don John schemes to mess up everything!

An enjoyable introduction to this Shakespearean tale with lightning-fast pace, hilarious characters, and witty dialogue.

11 Characters
5M, 6W

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

CLAUDIO [M] 46 lines
Very naïve
BENEDICK [M] 70 lines
Obsessive in his aversion to girls
DON PEDRO (DP) (One Monologue) [M] 62 lines
Obsessively in charge
HERO [W] 26 lines
Obsessively boy crazy
BEATRICE [W] 72 lines
Very sour girl
MARGARET [W] 16 lines
Friend to Hero
URSULA [W] 11 lines
Friend to Hero
DON JOHN (DJ) [W] 43 lines
Don Pedro’s obsessively evil step-sister
CONRAD [M] 18 lines
DJ's only friend
DOGBERRY [M] 30 lines
Male computer nerd
VERGES [W] 29 lines
Female computer nerd

Prop List

Laptop, Rubber gloves

Production Photos

Multimedia

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