Photo Flash: LOVE'S, LABOR'S, LOST at Chicago Shakespeare's 30th Anniversary Season

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Shakespeare's playful romantic comedy Love's Labor's Lost, staged by acclaimed director Marti Maraden as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. Four gentlemen foreswear love and worldly pleasures for scholarly pursuits, only to be put to the test by the arrival of four beautiful ladies from the French Court-and the ensuing hysterical misadventures.

Called one of the 101 greatest plays of all time and "the first full flowering of [Shakespeare's] genius" by The Guardian critic Michael Billington, Love's Labor's Lost highlights the playwright's witty wordplay in a joyful celebration of love. Maraden sets the production in the decadent courts of the eighteenth century and the Age of Reason. Featuring a stellar comedic cast, Love's Labor's Lost is presented at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, now through March 26, 2017.

Photos by Liz Lauren.

high res photos Photo Flash: LOVE'S, LABOR'S, LOST at Chicago Shakespeare's 30th Anniversary Season
Rosaline (Laura Rook) finds a match in the witty Berowne (Nate Burger), as the court looks onâ€"Longaville (Madison Niederhauser), Dumaine (Julian Hester), the King of Navarre (John Tufts) and the Princess of France (Jennie Greenberry)â€"in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Love’s Labor’s Lost, directed by Marti Maraden, February 7â€"March 26, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren. Photo Flash: LOVE'S, LABOR'S, LOST at Chicago Shakespeare's 30th Anniversary Season
The king’s plan is put to the test by the arrival of the winsome Princess of France (Jennie Greenberry) and her gentlewomen (at back, Jennifer Latimore)â€"and the ensuing hysterical misadventures in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Love’s Labor’s Lost, directed by Marti Maraden, February 7â€"March 26, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren. Photo Flash: LOVE'S, LABOR'S, LOST at Chicago Shakespeare's 30th Anniversary Season
The gentlemen of Navarreâ€"Longaville (Madison Niederhauser), Berowne (Nate Burger), the King (John Tufts) and Dumaine (Julian Hester)â€"hatch a scheme in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Love’s Labor’s Lost, directed by Marti Maraden, February 7â€"March 26, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren. Photo Flash: LOVE'S, LABOR'S, LOST at Chicago Shakespeare's 30th Anniversary Season
The long-winded Don Armado (Allen Gilmore) regales his young page Moth (Aaron Lamm) with tales of love and honor in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Love’s Labor’s Lost, directed by Marti Maraden, February 7â€"March 26, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren. Photo Flash: LOVE'S, LABOR'S, LOST at Chicago Shakespeare's 30th Anniversary Season
The Princess (Jennie Greenberry, at right) and Rosaline (Laura Rook) gleefully read through a love letter mistakenly delivered into the wrong hands, as Katherine (Taylor Blim) and Maria (Jennifer Latimore) look on in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Love’s Labor’s Lost, directed by Marti Maraden, February 7â€"March 26, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

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