Four students give up love, good food and sleep to help them pursue their studies. Does this sound familiar? What does William Shakespeare think of giving up the pleasures of life in the pursuit of knowledge? Based on the events of his rollicking, witty romantic comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost, he does not approve.
The King of Navarre and his three followers make a three-year pact to forego all the pleasures of life in order to further their academic pursuits. The same day, the Princess Of France and her three followers come to visit the newly celibate kingdom. Everybody falls in love, vows are broken, sonnets are written, letters exchanged and high romance is in the air. Will romance triumph over academia? Will love’s labour’s really be lost? Come and see, take a break from your studies, your work and your problems and celebrate love, words, music and romance.
Love’s Labour’s Lost features the work of second, third and fourth year Grenfell theatre students. The show is directed by Theatre faculty member, Michael Waller. It is costumed in glorious 18th century style by faculty member Carol Nelson, Set Design is by visiting faculty, Vickie Marston and Lighting Design is by faculty member roy Hansen-robitschek.
Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare runs from November 25th to November 28th at the Grenfell Fine Arts theatre. Tickets are available at Grenfell Campus bookstore, Brewed On Bernard and Fine arts Theatre box office on evening of performance.