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Love's Labor's Lost - 2011 - Off-Broadway

Suffused with fancy and borne aloft on wild flights of poetic wit, LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST is one of the delights of the Shakespeare canon.

The King of France and his best buds swear off romance and withdraw into their studies...until some girls show up. As the young couples stumble their way toward love, the others in their circle-a pedantic schoolmaster, a Spanish dandy, a streetwise con-man, and a cop with a few screws loose-work through their own mad dilemmas. In the end, the real world intrudes and brings everyone back to earth, but not even a cold winter blast manages to chill the warmth of this beguiling play.


Joseph Papp Public Theater

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street

Love's Labor's Lost Off-Broadway Cast


by Ben Peltz - November 1, 2011
Love's Labor's Lost, generally not regarded as a top tier Shakespeare effort, might get performed a lot more frequently if more productions were as fun and frisky as director Karin Coonrod's madcap mounting for The Public Theater's Public Lab series.
by Kelsey Denette - October 28, 2011
The Public Theater's performance of LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST will open Monday, October 31. The complete cast for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST features Michelle Beck, Rebecca Brooksher, Reg E. Cathey, Jorge Chacon, Keith Eric Chappelle, Stephanie DiMaggio, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Francis Jue, Mousa Kraish, Hoon Lee, Steven Skybell, Robert Stanton, Nick Westrate, and Samira Wiley. Check out the production photos below!