June 22 though September 1. Press opening: June 29
Tina Packer Playhouse
Tickets available February 14!
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lisa Wolpe
Featuring Mark Bedard and Jonathan Croy
“They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.”
Love’s Labour’s Lost is a delightful comedy serving up a feast of language, clowning, dance, and romance. The beautiful Ladies of France meet the Lords of Navarre, and disguises and deception lead to marriage proposals in a whirlwind of good intentions and broken promises. How can you create a lasting relationship while pursuing personal perfection and power? How do you educate the heart as well as the head? These ancient struggles are the stuff of constant confusion in this contemporary exploration of the labyrinth of love.
Love’s Labour’s Lost will feature Mark Bedard (Berowne) making his Shakespeare & Company debut. Bedard recently played Captain Spaulding in Animal Crackers, capping five seasons as a top comedian at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is currently starring as Vladimir in Waiting for Godot at San Francisco Bay area Marin Theater. Bedard will be joined by Company favorite Jonathan Croy (King Lear), celebrating his 28th season with Shakespeare & Company. Bedard and Croy will be under the direction of Lisa Wolpe, Producing Artistic Director and Founder of the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, an all-female Shakespeare company. She will also play Hamlet for that company’s twentieth anniversary later this year, directed by Timothy Douglas (director of Richard II).