Love's Labour's Lost, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Love's Labour's Lost  
Presented in English   
Boston Common, Massachusetts, USA
July 20 - August 7, 2016

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company                                 

"In Love’s Labour’s Lost, friendship and loyalty amongst four young men and four young women are put to the test when romantic youthful notions of love encounter the challenges of adulthood. A high-spirited romantic comedy filled with dazzling wordplay, strong comic characters and a few unexpected twists, Love's Labour's Lost both charms and touches the heartstrings of young and old alike.

Love’s Labour’s Lost for me is about growing up, about leaving behind adolescent attitudes towards love and gaining an understanding of the power and responsibility of loving another person,” says Maler. “Though it’s an early play, it has terrific language and indelible characters. Many of the themes, characters and situations in the play are explored in Shakespeare’s later plays, so you get to see the young Shakespeare at work in Love’s Labour’s Lost. The play for me became an anchor for the 2016 season, "Love On The Rocks", as we explore refractions and reflections on the enigmatic, magical and effervescent mystery of love.”

Don Armado: Remo Airaldi*
King of Navarre: Justin Blanchard*
Berowne: Jason Bowen*
Costard: Larry Coen*
Princess of France: Jennifer Ellis*
Rosaline: Obehi Janice*
Moth: Ray O'Hare
Sir Nathaniel: Mark W. Soucy
Holofernes: Fred Sullivan, Jr.*
Boyet: Brandon Whitehead*  

CSC2 Cast:
Maria: Jes Bedwinek
Jaquenetta: Rachel Belleman
Forester: Anthony Cason
Katharine: Margaret Clark
Longaville: Dalton Davis
Ensemble: Marisa Gold
Mercade: Cameron Gosselin  
Dumain: Nash Hightower
Dull: Arisael Rivera
Ensemble: Grace Trapnell
Ensemble: Matthew Tyler
First Gentleman: Colin Wulff

Production Team
Director: Steven Maler
Set Designer: Scott Bradley**
Costume Designer: Nancy Leary**
Lighting Designer: Eric Southern**
Sound Designer:Dave Remedios**        
Production Stage Manager: Kevin Schlagle*
Choreography & Movement: Yo-el Cassell
Assistant Director: Monica Giordano

*Member of Actors' Equity Association
**Member of United Scenic Artists   

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Funding and Sponsorship:
Babson; The Boston Globe; Xfinity; Ovation; Massachusetts Convention Centre Authority; MMC; BCC; Cabot; Boston Parts and Recreation; WGBH; Liberty Mutual; The Boston Foundation; Arts Boston; Free Fun Fridays