Love's Labor's Lost
Directed by Denice Hicks
August 19 - September 12, 2010
Enjoy an enchanting evening of theatre under the stars at The Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s 23rd Annual Shakespeare in Centennial Park.
Love's Labor's Lost is a witty romantic comedy about four young men who take an oath to dedicate three years to strict study, renouncing the distractions of love and the company of women. But on that very day, four beautiful women show up, and nature takes her course! Focusing on the theme of “the birds and the bees,” the play will be set in the late 19th century: bustles and tail coats, gloves, fans and whimsical hats will make the show look like a Victorian Valentine. Adding a layer of physical comedy, the actors have studied birds’ courtship rituals in order to incorporate the distinctive bobbing, strutting and fluttering of birds into their performances. The show features original music, with the violinist taking on the role of Cupid. This show will delight all ages with colorful, animated characters, clownish antics, romance and ridiculousness in the pursuit of love!
Performances Thursdays through Sundays