SHAKE AND BAKE: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Concludes Limited Engagement January 6
Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost, a production of Shakespeare's comedy that serves its audience an eight-course tasting menu as the play unfolds, will play its final performance on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Featuring direction by Dan Swern (The Eleventh Hour) and movement by Victoria Rae Sook (Grease), Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost began performances on October 2, 2018 at a custom-built performance space at 94 Gansevoort Street (across from the Whitney Museum) and officially opened on October 13, 2018 for a limited run through January 6. At the time of its final performance, Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost will have played 11 previews and 95 regular performances at 94 Gansevoort Street.
Shake and Bake is currently looking to bring Love's Labour's Lost to other cities and is also workshopping other Shakespeare plays for NYC engagements.
Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost is a production of Shakespeare's comedy, performed in the round for just 50 people a night. The show combines theatre and food into a full-sensory experience, as the audience is served an eight-course tasting menu* (with wine pairings) created by Executive Chef David Goldman, all prepared in front of them throughout the performance. Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost is an unforgettable evening of laughter, food, and love.
*Vegetarian and gluten-free menus are available. Other dietary restrictions can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.
In Love's Labour's Lost, the ailing King of France owes the King of Navarre money. Unable to make the trip himself, France entrusts his daughter to go negotiate the settlement. But just before she and her ladies (Rosaline and Maria) arrive, Navarre and his men (Berowne and Longaville) make a pact to swear off women, eat only 6 meals a week, and sleep only 3 hours a night so that they can spend the rest of their time devoted to study. By the time the women arrive the men are exhausted, hungry, and lonely. Nonetheless, Navarre sticks to the plan and tells the women that they may not enter the gates and must instead camp outside in the field. The women, having none of it, hatch a plan to outsmart the men.
The cast of Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost includes Oge Agulué (The Book of Mormon National Tour) as Longaville, Mary Glen Fredrick (Bondage) as Rosaline, Matthew Goodrich (Picnic) as Berowne, Rami Margron (Angry Young Man) as Maria/Costard, Charles Osborne (Spamilton!) as Don Adriano de Armado/Boyet, Darren Ritchie (Wonderland) as King Ferdinand of Navarre, Victoria Rae Sook as Princess of France, Alex Spieth ("Blank My Life") as Understudy, Alan Trinca (Friends! The Musical Parody) as Understudy, and Joe Ventricelli (Sleep No More) as Chef.
The performance schedule for Shake and Bake Love's Labour's Lost is as follows: Tuesday-Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 1pm & 8pm; Sunday at 1pm & 6pm. Exception: on Saturday December 29, the performances will be at 5pm & 9pm. There will be no performances on Tuesday, December 25 or Wednesday, December 26.
Tickets to Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost are available beginning at $75 and are on sale now at www.shakeandbaketheatre.com/ticket-info.