9th Annual Shakespeare in the Park: Love's Labours Lost

Event Date

August 9, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Event Details

The Evansville Shakespeare Players will return to Willard Library for the 9th Annual Shakespeare in the Park on August 9, 10 and 11, 2019! Come see not one but TWO delightful Shakespeare plays, "Love’s Labours Lost” and “Comedy of Errors!” Set in the 1960s and presented in repertory, these comedies take place in the same location under much different circumstances! Bring blankets, chairs, a picnic and enjoy a day of Shakespeare in the Park—these stories have so much to offer for people of all ages! No cost!

Shows:

  • Fri., August 9, 6:30 PM- LOVE’S LABOURS LOST
  • Sat., Aug 10, 2:00 PM- COMEDY OF ERRORS
  • Sat., Aug. 10, 6:30 PM- LOVE’S LABOURS LOST
  • Sun., Aug. 11, 2:00 PM- LOVE’S LABOURS LOST
  • Sun., Aug. 11, 6:30 PM- COMEDY OF ERRORS

Details per the Evansville Shakespeare Players: One of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, LOVE’S LABOURS LOST follows the “King” of Navarre, a budding –company and his three associates as they go on retreat to Haight-Ashbury District during the Summer of Love. They vow to embrace all that life has to offer—just not embrace the ladies. When the Princess arrives with three beautiful friends in tow, they have different plans for the men. The lovers come across a gloriously goofy group of hippies, including the love-warrior Don Armando and the lust-sick rogue Costard, who ardently pursue the affections of a winsome Jaquenetta! Add to the fun a couple of earnest “scholars” and the scene is complete! This giddy and extravagant romantic comedy is Shakespeare’s most exuberant wordfest – a joyful carnival of love, loss, and hope. LOVE’S LABOURS LOST will play on Friday and Saturday night at 6:30 and Sunday at 2!

The Players are excited to bring back one of our earlier and most popular comedies, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS! A fast-paced madcap adventure of mistaken identity and the chaos that ensues, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS combines farce, slapstick, humor and romance. Set in the same city as LOVE’S LABOURS LOST but in a much different neighborhood, two sets of twins, separated by birth, a jealous wife and her lovelorn sister, some merchants and a sorcerer complete this cast of merry characters. In a town turned upside down, the adventure continues until the town is right-side up again! THE COMEDY OF ERRORS will play on Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 6:30 PM.

Event Location

Willard Library

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