The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern Presents Love's Labour's Lost



Love’s Labour’s Lost
Directed by Laura Cole
$12 General Admission Preview Thurs Nov 3
$15 General Admission Preview Friday Nov 4
Runs November 5-27

Can three young men attempt to honor their pledge to avoid the opposite sex, food, drink and sleep, for the sake of becoming more intellectual and contemplative?  Not in Shakespeare's world and certainly not at the Shakespeare Tavern!  After three young women arrive on the scene, the result is far from a blissful pondering of noble deeds and nobler thoughts.  Join us for muscovites, masks and lessons about love in this lyrical comedy.

A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday November 13  after the show!



Ferdinand, King of Navarre - Andrew Houchins*

Berowne, Lord attending on the King - Jeff McKerley*

Longaville, Lord attending on the King  - Daniel Parvis

Dumain, Lord attending on the King - Jonathan Horne

Don Adriano de Armado, a Spaniard - Jeff Watkins

Moth, Armado's page - Matthew Felten

Holofernes, a schoolmaster - Doug Kaye*

Sir Nathaniel, a curate -  Matt Nitchie

Dull, a constable - Matt Baum

Costard, a peasant clown-  J. Tony Brown*

Jaquenetta, a country wench - Rivka Levin*

A Forester - Matt Baum

The Princess of France - Mary Russell

Rosaline, Lady attending on the Princess -  Laura Cole

Maria, Lady attending on the Princess - Kati Grace Morton

Katharine, Lady attending on the Princess - Antonia LaChé

Boyet, Lord attending on the Princess - Troy Willis*

Marcade, Lord attending on the Princess   - Matt Baum

Love's Labour's Lost Synopsis


Ferdinand, King of Navarre, and three of his lords, have sworn to study for three years during which no woman shall come within a mile of them. They are swayed almost at once by the arrival of the Princess of France, with three of her ladies, to discuss her father's debts to the King.


Costard, the clown, told to deliver two letters, muddles them so that a letter from Armado, a courtier, to the village wench, Jaquenetta, is read to the Princess and her ladies, and a love sonnet from Berowne to Rosaline is read (for Jaquenetta) by Sir Nathanial, the curate. Holofernes, the schoolmaster, tells the girl to show it to Ferdinand. She does so just when, in succession, the young men have caught each other reciting love-rhymes. Berowne, in an irresistible lyrical speech, claims that love belongs to study, that women's eyes are "the books, the arts, the academes,/That show, contain and nourish all the world."


Presently they meet the ladies – who have taken pains to trick them – in an unsuccessful mock-Russian entertainment. At length they are settled, watching the masque of the Nine Worthies, arranged by Armado and Holofernes, when Marcade brings new to the Princes that her father has died. She and her ladies prepare to leave, having put their lovers on probation, with tasks for a year and a day before they can come together. But before departing they listen in the twilight to the villagers' songs of spring and winter – the cuckoo and the owl.

-The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare’s Plays by J C Trewin



Performance days & times: 
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 6:30 PM.


Ticket Prices: 

Seating areas: Main Floor Seats, Box Seats (on floor) and Balcony Seats


Regular Ticket Prices:

Thurs night:

Main: $24

Box: $20

Balcony: $15


Friday night:

Main: $32

Box: $26

Balcony: $22


Saturday night:

Main: $36

Box: $30

Balcony: $24


Sunday night:

Main: $28

Box: $22

Balcony: $15



An 8% sales tax is added on top of all purchases made at The Shakespeare Tavern.



Discount Ticket Options: $12 tickets for Thursday Previews, $15 for Friday Previews (unless otherwise noted);. Student/Educator prices: $5 off per price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays. Not valid on Saturday nights.  $14 for 10am matinees.  $3 off for Military, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays. Promotional discount offers are not valid closing weekend of a performance.



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For information on:


The Shakespeare Club Program and Flex Pass: call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or or visit our website at


Education Programs and Workshops: call or email Laura Cole, Education Director at 404-874-5299, X58 or


Volunteer Opportunities: call or email Suzanne Mercer, Volunteer Coordinator at

404-874-5299, X59 or


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