Carriage House Players’ production of “Much Ado About Nothing” opened to good crowds during its first weekend of shows. You still have the opportunity to catch a performance of this William Shakespeare classic with three more shows this week.

The show is being directed by Krysa Spears and Sonia Bradford. The script was adapted and abridged by Laura Spears, who is also on stage and serves as script advisor.

The cast includes several newcomers to CHP, including Justin Lendley, who plays the role of Benedick. Others new to CHP are Glory Sipper (Hero), Elliot Hill (Don John), Sebastian Evans (Borachio), Collin Stewart (Messenger) and Mike Steelman (Sexton). Returning to the CHP stage are Kyle Spears (Leonato), Lance Carter (Don Pedro), Laura Spears (Beatrice), Ben Spears (Claudio), Bob Scott (Dogberry), Lonnie Ables (Antonio), Henry Webb (Conrade), W.C. Quick (Verges), Alissa Clarke (Ursula), Scott Wingard (Friar Francis), Xylia Wingard (Margaret), Stewart Barnes (Seacoal) and Koda Kimbrough (Watchman).

Final performances of “Much Ado About Nothing” are being staged at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum theatre on Nov. 14, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $8 for students, and can be purchased at CHP ticket outlets: Bagley & Bagley Insurance, Carter’s Drug Store & The Flower House. Tickets may also be reserved with credit card payment by calling the CHP Hotline at 931-433-1300.

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