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.
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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).
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.)
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).
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.)
Folger Theatre gratefully acknowledges the kind support of the following sponsors.
Maygene and Steve Daniels
Helen and David Kenney and Family
Roger and Robin Millay
Neal T. Turtell
Scott and Liz Vance
Mr. William J Camarinos
Andi H. Kasarsky
Peter and Mary Jay Michel
Gail Kern Paster
This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanties, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.