BATH — Bath Shakespeare Festival opens “Much Ado About Nothing” on July 13 with a special pay-what-you-can performance.

Featuring professional actors and designers from Maine and across the country, the performances are presented in conjunction with the Patten Free Library. The cast includes Gordon Adams (Leonato); Nick Bryant (Don John); Thomas Daniels (Claudio); Cullan Hamilton (Oatcake); Clay Hawks (Dogberry); Morgan Hooper (Don Pedro); Savannah Irish (Margaret); Sophie Jones (Hero); Dana Wieluns Legawiec (Beatrice); Stephen Legawiec (Friar); Mary Randall (Ursula); Abi Sneathen (Balthazar); David Troup (Benedick); Jacob Valleroy (Borachio); Jessie U. Vander (Seacole); Elise K. Voigt (Verges); and Collin Young (Conrad).

The play is directed by Jeri Pitcher; set is by Stacey Koloski; and costumes by Tessa Kingsley. Stage Manager is Kelsey Michaud.

“Much Ado About Nothing” runs Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 13-23. All performances start at 6 p.m. Free parking is available in the Patten Free Library parking lot or on the street, as allowed. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 seniors and students, and $5 for kids 12 or under at For more information, visit