Love's Labor's Lost

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Vivienne Benesch
April 30 – June 16, 2019
Folger Theatre
TICKETS:
$27-$85

Now extended through June 16!

"Friendly and frisky ... the show so gets the erudite spirit of the play" - The Washington Post

A young king and his three compatriots renounce the company of women in favor of scholarly pursuits. Their pact is immediately jeopardized, however, when the Princess of France and her companions arrive. Will the men stand resolute and keep their monastic vows—or surrender to the charms of the opposite sex? Shakespeare’s delicious play is full of lovers and clowns, foolery and the follies of the heart. Don't miss this rarely performed comedy on our historic Washington, DC stage across from the US Capitol.
 

Running time for Love's Labor's Lost is approximately two hours, thirty minutes including a fifteen minute intermission.
 

Visit Folger Digital Texts to view a detailed synopsis and download a free copy of the full Folger Shakespeare Library edition of Love's Labor's Lost.

Consider joining us for a special performance of Love's Labor's Lost to enhance your live theater experience.

Folger Theatre gratefully acknowledges the kind support of our sponsors. For a full list of sponsors for Love's Labor's Lost, please visit our Sponsors page.

Who's Who

Dull, Marcade
Boyet, Jacquenetta
Holofernes
Longaville
Berowne
Don Armado
Costard
Princess of France
Rosaline
King of Navarre
Nathaniel
Dumaine
Katherine
Director
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Original Music and Sound Design
Resident Dramaturg
New York Casting
Folger Casting
Folger Casting
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager

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Photo by Brittany Diliberto

The King of Navarre (Joshua David Robinson, top) proclaims his court as a place of scholarly pursuit to his companions (Zachary Fine, Jack Schmitt, Matt Dallal).

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The King of Navarre (Joshua David Robinson) has a word for the ladies of France (l to r: Yesenia Iglesias, Chani Wereley, Kelsey Rainwater). 

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Jaquenetta (Tonya Beckman) and her admirer Costard (Edmund Lewis) in Love's Labor's Lost.

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A disguised King of Navarre (Joshua David Robinson) dances for the ladies of France.

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Berowne (Zachary Fine) professes his love for Rosaline (Kelsey Rainwater) in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost. (Also pictured l to r: Yesenia Iglesias, Chani Wereley, Tonya Beckman, Amelia Pedlow.)

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The ladies of France (l to r: Yesenia Iglesias, Kelsey Rainwater, Amelia Pedlow, Chani Wereley) are onto the foolish ploys of the men.

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Don Armado (Eric Hissom) presents the Nine Worthies for the Court in Love's Labor's Lost (Zachary Fine as Berowne, also pictured).

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Holofernes (Louis Butelli) and Nathaniel (Susan Rome) share a cup of tea.

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The men of Navarre (l to r: Joshua David Robinson, Jack Schmitt, Matt Dallal, Zachary Fine) disguised as Muscovites for the ladies they love (Kelsey Rainwater, left and Chani Wereley). 

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Jaquenetta (Tonya Beckman, center) receives a bit of shocking news in Shakespeare’s playful romance Love’s Labor’s Lost. (Also pictured l to r: Edmund Lewis, Josh Adams, Susan Rome, Louis Butelli.)

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The men of Navarre (l to r: Matt Dallal, Jack Schmitt, Joshua David Robinson, Zachary Fine) celebrate a momentous decision. 

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Photo by Brittany Diliberto.

The company of Love's Labor's Lost at Folger Theatre.

Folger Theatre gratefully acknowledges the kind support of the following sponsors.
 

Season Sponsors

Maygene and Steve Daniels
Helen and David Kenney and Family
Roger and Robin Millay
Neal T. Turtell
Scott and Liz Vance


Associate Sponsors

Mr. William J Camarinos
Andi H. Kasarsky
Peter and Mary Jay Michel
Gail Kern Paster
Weissberg Foundation

 

 

This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanties, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.