JHS sets play for April 5-6
The Jacksonville High School Drama Department will present the play “Much Ado Out West” on April 5th and 6th.

Pedro, Benny and Claude should be heroes! Okay, so they spent most of their time holed up in a lonely outpost during the entire Civil War. And fine, so the only injury they received was from that overheated pot of campfire coffee, but still they should at least get a warm welcome from the gals at Aunt Sue’s ranch. They should at very least get their cowboy jobs back! Instead, the boys discover that while they’ve been away, Betty and the other womenfolk have been doing all of the roping and ranching.

This Western romp is inspired from Shakespeare’s hilarious battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing.”

Despite how much the cowpokes and the ladies of the ranch taunt each other, love seems to be in the air. Claude falls head over heels in love with Winny, a lovely Southern belle, new to the ranch. And in the midst of it all, Calamity Jane, a rambunctious tomboy, secretly longs for Claude’s affection, and is bent on stirring up a big bowl of trouble when she doesn’t get her way. Meanwhile, Benny and Betty are arch-rivals, only happy when they are insulting each other… or is it just their way of masking their deeply guarded feelings for one another?
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