LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
WRITTEN BY William Shakespeare
DIRECTED BY Anne Donnelly
July 23- August 6, 2016
"And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods
Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony."
-Berowne, Act IV Scene I
Chock-full of some of the Bard’s most effusive wit and word play, Love’s Labour’s Lost follows the King of Navarre and his three friends, who have agreed to devote themselves to the noble pursuit of knowledge by forgoing all but the basic necessities. Which means NO WOMEN ALLOWED! But this proves a difficult a promise to keep, especially given the impending visit of the Princess of France and her three ladies who arrive at the King’s court later that day. Upon meeting the four beautiful women, the men’s vows are instantly forgotten and they attempt to court the ladies while keeping their love secret from the others. Two mis-delivered letters, a case of mistaken identity, and a dead deer later, the women teach their suitors that their learning is meaningless without passion.
“ **** With the savvy direction of Anne Donnelly and the industrious labors of 4615 Theatre Company, the 400 year-old Shakespearean comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost has taken a fruitful leap into the 21st Century.”
- David Siegel, DC Metro Theatre Arts
KING OF NAVARRE
PRINCESS OF FRANCE
ASST DIR / CHOREO
Paul Alan Hogan
Run Time: 120 minutes with one 15-minute intermission
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1525 Newton St NW
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