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Photos: First Look - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents William Shakespeare's comedy, Love's Labour's Lost now through March 24, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Set in the Roaring Twenties, Love's Labour's Lost will play in repertory with F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (now through March 26, 2017). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Love's Labour's Lost follows the misadventures of the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to forswear all pleasures in favor of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas. The men soon find that love's labor complicates and conquers all things in Shakespeare's boisterous romantic comedy about love and marriage.

Returning to Orlando Shakes is Buddy Haardt, taking on the role of Ferdinand, the King of Navarre. Haardt last graced an Orlando Shakes stage in their 2012 production of Red. Other credits include Good People (Hartford TheaterWorks), The Matchmaker (Asolo Repertory Theatre), and Twelfth Night (Baltimore Center Stage).

Making her Orlando Shakes debut is Aubrey Saverino as the Princess of France. Saverino's past credits include Dido and Aeneas (Dixon Place), Brewed (NYC Fringe Festival), King Lear (The Old Globe), and Pride and Prejudice (Capital Repertory Theatre).

Also new to Orlando Shakes is Matthew Goodrich, cast as Longaville. Past credits include The Nance (The Lyceum Theatre), Picnic(American Airlines Theatre), White Lighting (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), and Tom Jones (Florida Studio Theatre).

Kathryn Miller stars as Rosaline. Miller's past Orlando Shakes credits include the 2016 productions of Beauty and the Beast, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and their 2015 production of Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens.

Christian Ryan joins the cast as Berowne. Ryan was last seen at Orlando Shakes in their 2013 production of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Recent credits include Picture Ourselves in Latvia (New Light Theater Project), Twelfth Night (Westport County Playhouse), and The Great Gatsby (Alabama Shakespeare Festival).

Jim Helsinger will also be joining the cast as Don Adriano de Armado. This will be Helsinger's first acting role at Orlando Shakes since their 2009 production of Wittenberg. Helsinger currently serves as Artistic Director at Orlando Shakes. He is also a member of Actor's Equity Association, National Theatre Conference, The National New Play Network, and is the Past President of the Shakespeare Theatre Association.

Additional casting includes Philip Nolen as Holofernes (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Nicholas Nickleby), Jacob Dresch as Costard, Georgia Mallory Guy as Katherine, Alexander Mrazek as Boyet (Nicholas Nickleby and The Exit Interview), Maddie Tarbox as Jacquenetta, Maxel Garcia as Moth, Blaine Edwards as Dumaine, Mike Nilsson as Dull, Gabrielle Toledo as Maria, Eric Eichenlaub as Sir Nathaniel, and Madelyn James as Ensemble.

Director Thomas Ouellette's Orlando Shakes directing credits include Race, Romeo and Juliet, and Pride and Prejudice. Other past credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof(Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Rumors (St. Michael's Playhouse), and Stop Kiss (Mad Cow Theatre).

The Orlando Shakes artistic team also includes Fight Coach David Reed, Scenic Designer Dan Conway, Assistant Scenic Designer Tyler Herald, Lighting Designer Kevin Griffin, Costume Designer Denise R. Warner, Sound Designer Britt Sandusky, Vocal/Dialect Coach Eric Zivot, AEA Stage Manager Stacy R. Norwood, and AEA Assistant Stage Manager Laura Lockner.

Tickets ($25 - $50) to both productions are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).

Photo Credit: Tony Firriolo

high res photos Photos: First Look - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Matthew Goodrich as Longaville, Blaine Edwards as Dumaine, Buddy Hardt as Ferdinand, and Christian Ryan as Biron Photos: First Look - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Kathryn Miller as Rosaline and Aubrey Saverino as The Princess of France Photos: First Look - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Jim Helsinger as Don Adriano de Armado Photos: First Look - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Jim Helsinger as Don Adriano de Armado, Jacob Dresch as Costard and Maxel Garcia as Moth Photos: First Look - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Jacob Dresch as Costard, Gabrielle Toledo as Maria, Kathryn Miller as Rosaline, Georgia Mallory Guy as Katherine, and Alexander Mrazek as Boyet

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