Bard in the Barracks Presents Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost
Everyday from June 27th to July 8th (except July 1st) at 7:30 PM
Odell Park - Tickets Available At the Door or in advance at Westminster Books ($10-$15, discounts for June 27-28)
Bard in the Barracks returns to Odell Park this summer with Shakepeare’s hilarious battle of the sexes, Love’s Labour’s Lost. Love’s Labour’s Lost is Shakespeare at his funniest and sexiest, with romance, song, witty wordplay, and some of the Bard’s most priceless comic characters and scenes.
Bard in the Barracks’ Mad Men-inspired, Swinging Sixties version of the play is set at upstate Navarre College, where the President and three of his male friends take a vow to swear off women and devote themselves entirely to study for four years. No sooner have they taken their oath than four comely sorority sisters from rival France U show up on campus. The men’s furtive efforts to woo the women, while still trying to appear faithful to their vow, lead to a series of wild comic complications, involving a supporting cast of clowns, country wenches, fantastical Spaniards and pompous professors.
Like previous Bard productions, Love’s Labour’s Lost will featuring a fully immersive outdoor staging where the actors and action will surround the audience and you never know what might happen just “off stage” beside or behind you! All scenes take place within a few steps of each other, so no major hikes are involved this year.
Love’s Labour’s Lost is directed by Len Falkenstein and will run nightly from June 27-July 8 (except July 1). Showtime is 7:30 but arrive early for pre-show entertainment by vocalist Signa Love, who will get audiences in a sixties frame of mind with songs from the period both before the show and at intermission. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Westminster Books, priced from $10-$15 with special discounts for preview performances June 27 & 28. Visit www.bardinthebarracks.wordpress.com for full show and ticket details.
We hope you'll join us at the show, and pass this on to any friends or students who might be interested. You can find full details on the show at our website (bardinthebarracks.wordpress.com), including a wonderful trailer for the play, once again starring that theatrical chameleon, John Ball.