Love's Labour's Lost
April 29 - May 2, 2010
The King of Navarre and three noblemen companions swear off love – and the company of women -- for a full three years to pursue their studies, just as the Princess of France and her ladies are due to arrive at court. One of the noblemen, Berowne, isn’t quite as committed as the others and suggests that the King acted in haste agreeing to this law. The King insists that the Princess and her entourage set up camp outside the castle then clandestine court-ship proceeds among Shakespeare’s colorful cast of characters until the Princess is required to return to attend the death of her father. The women now insist the men remain faithful in their absence for a year and a day – a promise all the men feel they can uphold. Directed by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company artistic director Steven Maler.