The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Presents LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Presents LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

Can four young men attempt to honor their pledge to avoid the oppositesex, 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 Playhouse! After four 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.

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

Ferdinand - Tamil Periasamy
Berowne - Chris Hecke
Longaville - Cory Phelps
Dumain - J.L. Reed
Don Adriano de Armado - Anthony Rodriguez
Moth - Adam King
Holofernes - Mary Ruth Ralston
Sir Nathanial- Vinnie Mascola
Dull, a constable - Drew Reeves*
Costard - Nicholas Faircloth*
Jaquenetta - Kirstin Calvert
The Princess of France - Sarah Newby Halicks
Rosaline - Kelly Criss
Maria - Tatyana Arrington
Katharine - Amanda Lindsey
Boyet - Matt Nitchie*
Marcade- Najah Ali

*Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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 fathers 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 sojust 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.

Regular Adult Ticket Prices range from $15-$40 depending on the day of the show, ticket availability and the seating area.

Discount Ticket Options:

$15 for Thursday Previews

$20 for Friday Previews (unless otherwise noted);.

Student/Educator prices: $5 off per adult price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays. (Not valid on Saturday nights.)

$3 off for Military, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, except in the Balcony on Thursdays.

Promotional discount offers are not valid closing weekend of a performance.

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