love's labour's lost

Friday, April 13 - 22, 2012
B. Iden Payne Theatre

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Four men swear an oath to scholarship, only to find that they are distracted by their affections for four ladies. Shakespeare’s comedic gem related the trials and tribulations of young romance and the obstacles one encounters on the path to true love.

Love’s Labour’s Lost is part of the B. Iden Payne Season, which presents full-scale, dynamic productions by renowned artists and by Department of Theatre and Dance students.

About the director John Langs

Mr. Langs has directed productions at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the Lookingglass Theater Company in Chicago, Circle X in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theater in New York, The New Century theatre Company, Ensemble Theater of Seattle and The Seattle Shakespeare Company where he is an Associate Artist.

His directorial work includes King Lear (Seattle Footlight Award for Best Production of the Year), The Shaggs Philosophy of the World (Los Angeles Drama Critic Circle Award for Best Original Musical, Backstage Garland Award for Best Direction, also directed the Off-Broadway production at Playwrights’ Horizons), Brother Karamazov (seven LADCC Awards including Best Production of the year and Best Direction), and Adding Machine (Gregory Falls Award for Excellence in Direction).

Outreach and Community Engagement Event
Saturday, April 21, 7 – 7:30 p.m.

A special pre-performance discussion, A Set of Wit Well Played will be held on April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the B. Iden Payne Theatre lobby. Guest speaker Dr. James Loehlin, director of the Shakespeare at Winedale Program, will offer insight on Love’s Labour’s Lost and the production’s rich history.

In addition, select scenes from Love’s Labour’s Lost will be presented by members of the cast. Admission to this special event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

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