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Love’s Labors Lost

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tom Ridgely
May 29 — Jun 23, 2019
Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park

Belonging to Shakespeare’s “lyrical” period, which also included Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the play tells the story of the Princess of France and her ladies who arrive on a diplomatic mission to Navarre only to be met by a young king and his lords who have taken a vow not to see women. Affairs of state give way to affairs of the heart as Shakespeare reveals with great humor and compassion the way our culture sometimes doesn’t fully prepare us for the realities of love and intimacy. A feast of language and theatrical virtuosity, Love’s Labors Lost shimmers with all the passion and promise of a first kiss.

Cast and Creative

Patrick Blindauer (Costard), Jeffrey Cummings (Boyet), Philip Hernández (Armado), Carl Howell (Dull), Sam Jones (Longueville), Keating (Nathaniel), Vivienne Claire Luthin (Maria), Kiah McKirnan (Catherine), Molly Meyer (Jaquenetta), Riz Moe (DuMaine), Carine Montbertrand (Holofernes), Naima Randolph (Moth), Michael James Reed (Forester/Marcadé), Sky Smith (King of Navarre), Laura Sohn (Roseline), Bradley James Tejeda (Biron) and Kea Trevett (Princess).

Set Design by Jason Simms
Costume Design by Melissa Trn
Sound Design by Rusty Wandall
Lighting Design by John Wylie
Music Composed by Brian Seyle and Matt Pace