Much Ado About Nothing
by Penfold Theatre Company

Jan. 13

The soldiers return victorious from war, but the merry sparring - and sparks - between the stubborn bachelor Benedict and the self-assured Beatrice have just begun! Meanwhile, young Claudio and Hero are standing at the altar when schemes of the villainous Don John threaten to sour everyone's happiness. Now, all hope for happy endings lies in the hands of the bumbling members of the Night’s Watch. Shakespeare's highly celebrated, romantic and razor-witted comedy gives us the battle of the sexes as a delicious war of words, striking hilarious chords and revealing timeless truths about love, change and acceptance.


Much Ado About Nothing is the eighth production in the “Penfold in the Park” series, an annual offering of free, outdoor summer theatre, made possible by a partnership with the Round Rock Parks & Recreation Department.


Click here for a full synopsis of the play.

The production is directed by Ryan Crowder. 

A six-actor version of Shakespeare's comedy, running about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Performances run May 31 - June 23 at the Round Rock Amphitheater (301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664). Rehearsals will begin in around May 1st.

Rehearsals will begin in around May 1st.



Benedick (M) (precast)

Beatrice (F)

Claudio (M)

Hero / Dogberry (F)

Leonato / Don John (M)

Margaret / Borachio / Verges / Sexton / Friar (F)

 All roles are paid. Equity and non-Equity actors are welcome. Actors of all ethnicities are welcome.


Reserving an audition

 Auditions will be held Saturday, January 13th. To request a time, please submit your information through the Audition Request Form. You will be asked to read sides from the show, which you will receive with your audition time. We also request that you bring a headshot and resume to your audition.

 Audition times and sides will be sent shortly after the new year.