Much Ado About Mexico
On Nov. 9, the O'Kane Theatre Presents a Shakespearean Classic, With a Twist
As of Thursday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m., it’s theatre season at UHD. That evening, the O’Kane Theatre will begin an eight-performance run of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” and if you can’t make it for opening night, don’t worry! The eight performances are from Nov. 9 through Nov. 18, and they all take place on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at 7:30 p.m. There are also 1:30 p.m. matinee performances on Wednesday, Nov. 15 and Friday, Nov. 17.
Interim Director Luke Fedell said that theatregoers can expect an immersive experience, one that maintains Shakespeare’s language and examination of universal themes while exploring cultural concerns, which are relevant to UHD’s student population. For example, the setting will change from Italy to Colonial Mexico, an approach that works to decolonize the literature canon as well as showcase Hispanic heritage, which many UHD students share.
Fall 2023 Performances:
November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
November 11 at 7:30 p.m.
November 15 at 1:30 p.m.
November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
November 17 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.