Bad Quarto Productions Announces Cast of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

By: Jul. 29, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, will stage the earliest printed version of Love's Labour's Lost, William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy, from August 12th - 27th at 353 W. 48th St. in New York City.

The cast of Love's Labour's Lost includes Amy Hayes as Holfernes (America is Hard to See, Life Jacket Theatre), Audrey Brown as Longaville (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon), Courtney M. McClellan as Berowne (Garbage Person Karaoke, Capital Fringe Festival), Kevin Dang as Katherine (The Madness of Hercules, New York Euripides Summer Festival), Kitty Mortland as Ferdinand (King Lear, What Dreams May Co.), Marcella Pereda as Don Armado (Remington and Weasle, Pygmalion Productions), Max Stein as Rosaline (Melodramatic, Abingdon Theatre), Melody Lam as the Princess of France (Macbeth, Theatre2020), Natasha Cole as Costard (Kultar's Mime), Olivia Vessel as Moth (Hair, Heights Players), Rachel Ellis Coffin as Dumain (A Midsummer Night's Dream, AllphaNYC), Rebekah Carrow as Boyet/Dull (Mary V, Theatre for the New City), and Samantha Renèe Burkard as Maria/Jacquenetta (A Christmas Carol, Titan Theatre Co.). Love's Labour's Lost is directed by Alex Dabertin.

Shakespeare's classic comedy of love's triumph is rarely performed in its earliest printed version; and Bad Quarto Productions will present the play using its signature style of combining modern text work with Shakespeare's staging conditions. Bad Quarto Productions' performances combine detailed understanding of Elizabethan language with the liveliness of improv to deliver productions of Shakespearean plays as intensely raw as their original stagings. Bad Quarto Productions combines universal lighting, cross-gender casting, audience interaction, live acoustic music, minimal scenery, and contemporary costumes to bring both this Renaissance play, and the Renaissance play-going experience to the Modern Stage this August in New York City.

Love's Labour's Lost will play at Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York) on August 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, and 26th at 8 PM, and August 20th and 27th at 2 PM. The house opens 20 minutes before curtain times. Love's Labour's Lost is approximately 100 minutes long, and will be performed without an intermission. Bad Quarto invites all audience members to come early and enjoy live acoustic music performed by the cast prior to each performance.

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets at For more information please visit Bad Quarto Productions online at Questions may be directed to, or by phone at (646) 598-2128 between 10 AM and 6 PM.

Of the cast of Love's Labour's Lost, Bad Quarto Artistic Director Tony Tambasco says "It's important for us, as a company, to make Shakespeare meaningful for our community, and I am excited by [Director] Alex Dabertin's casting: he's embraced the potential of what Shakespeare's original practice of cross-gendered casting can mean for us in the 21st century, and has assembled a company of skilled and experienced actors that defies the notion that Shakespeare's plays are the domain of white, male privilege."

About Bad Quarto Productions: Bad Quarto Productions was founded in 2010 to explore the rarely performed plays of Shakespeare's time, and the ways in which Shakespeare's staging techniques can inform modern theatrical productions. The company has produced the earliest printed version of Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of a Shrew ("a shrew" not "the shrew"); the first performance of The Merry Devil of Edmonton in the modern era; and The Ballad of Dido, an original musical developed using Shakespearean techniques. Bad Quarto Productions continues to look for new ways of bridging the gap between Shakespeare's theatre and the Modern Stage.

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