The Belen Jesuit Humanities Department is proud to present you with the opportunity to escape your daily routine and experience a night of extraordinary joy and laughter. Join us in the Roca Theater as we feature an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”
“I want people to leave the theater thinking about how much fun they had,” said Mr. Carlos Acevedo, the show’s director. “We're putting a big emphasis on the comedy aspect of this show, and we're also adding song and dance, so combining those three makes for a very entertaining show! I am excited for the Belen community to experience it with us.”
The cast is composed of Belen students from all grade levels and includes female students from Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, St. Brendan, Doral Academy, and Divine Savior. Acevedo said, “I can see how much fun the cast members have during rehearsals; even when they have to stay longer, they’re excited about it. Hopefully, those who come to watch the show feel that same way.”
“Much Ado About Nothing” is one of William Shakespeare's most popular comedies, conceptualized at Belen with a modern twist. The play is in an Italian villa and is about finding love, deception, misunderstandings, and laughter. The set was designed and built by the members of the stagecraft class.
“Much Ado About Nothing” opens on Thursday, March 23rd, at 4:00 p.m. Other showtimes include March 24th, 25th, 30th, and April 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain. The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline. In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty. The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow. Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.