SUMMIT, NJ - Ismenia Mendes, a 2008 graduate of Summit High School, will play Hero in the New York Shakespeare production of Much Ado About Nothing.  The play will run June 3 - July 6 in Central Park.

Mendes was an active member of the Summit High School Theatre and Forensics programs, and the winner of the Award of Excellence in Theatre.  She was also a two-time national qualifier in Dramatic Interpretation.  
Mendes received a degree in acting from the Juilliard School in 2012.