SHAKE & BAKE: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Serves Up The Bard's Comedy And Dinner This Fall
Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost, a new production of Shakespeare's comedy that serves its audience an eight-course tasting menu as the play unfolds, will open in New York this fall in a newly-created space in the Meatpacking District. Featuring direction by Dan Swern (The Eleventh Hour) and movement by Victoria Rae Sook (Grease), Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost begins performances on October 2, 2018 at a custom-built performance space at 94 Gansevoort Street (across from the Whitney Museum) with opening night set for October 13, 2018. Tickets are on sale now at www.shakeandbaketheatre.com. Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost is produced by Promethean Fire, LLC (Lead Producer Amy Kaissar).
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 will include 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.
Co-producing alongside Promethean Fire, LLC are Connie Kang, Tina Leifer Rettig & Michael Rettig, William J. Salerno, Richard Sichel, Ed Spitzberg, and Jonathan & Joan Tycko.
The performance schedule for Shake and Bake Love's Labour's Lost is as follows: Tuesday-Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 5pm & 8:30pm; Sunday at 11am & 6pm. Exceptions: on Saturday October 13 the performances will be at 1pm & 7pm. On the following Saturdays, the performances will be at 1pm & 8pm: October 27; November 10; November 24; December 8; and December 22. On Friday, November 23 and Friday, December 21, the performances will be at 7pm. There will be no 11am performance on Sunday, November 4 and no performances on Thursday, November 22 or Tuesday, December 25. There will be additional performances on Wednesday, October 31 at 1pm; Wednesday, November 28 at 1pm; and Wednesday, December 26 at 1pm.
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.
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