Monday, February 6, 2017

OPENING: Love’s Labor’s Lost at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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Love’s Labor’s Lost

Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy staged by Marti Maradenas part of Chicago Shakespeare's 30th Anniversary Season

Tonight, we'll be back at one of our frequent favorites, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, for the press opening of Shakespeare’s playful romantic comedy Love’s Labor’s Lost, staged by acclaimed director Marti Maraden as part of the Theater’s 30th Anniversary Season. Four gentlemen foreswear love and worldly pleasures for scholarly pursuits, only to be put to the test by the arrival of four beautiful ladies from the French Court—and the ensuing hysterical misadventures. Called one of the 101 greatest plays of all time and “the first full flowering of [Shakespeare’s] genius” by The Guardian critic Michael Billington, Love’s Labor’s Lost highlights the playwright’s witty wordplay in a joyful celebration of love. Maraden sets the production in the decadent courts of the eighteenth century and the Age of Reason. Featuring a stellar comedic cast, Love’s Labor’s Lost is presented at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, now through March 26, 2017.

The king’s plan is put to the test by the arrival of the winsome Princess of France (Jennie Greenberry) and her gentlewomen (at back, Jennifer Latimore)—and the ensuing hysterical misadventures in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Love’s Labor’s Lost, directed by Marti Maraden, February 7–March 26, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

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