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

Boyet, Jacquenetta
Don Armado
Princess of France
King of Navarre
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

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.