Love's Labor's Lost

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Vivienne Benesch
April 30 – June 09, 2019
Folger Theatre

"Shall we resolve to woo these girls of France?"

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 comedy is full of lovers and clowns, foolery and the follies of the heart. 


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Who's Who

Don Armado
Lighting Design
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Sound Design
Resident Dramaturg
New York Casting
Folger Casting
Folger Casting
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager

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