Love’s Labor’s Lost
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kelly Galvin
July 10 – August 18
The Dell at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA
“These are barren tasks, too hard to keep,
Not to see ladies, study, fast, not sleep!”
A life of scholarship is in store for Navarre, where the King and his courtiers have made an oath renouncing worldly pleasures and commanding all the townsfolk of Navarre to do the same. But when the Princess of France and her ladies arrive on a diplomatic visit, the King and his friends find the enticements of summer love more powerful than they had imagined.
A spoof of those who try to shun love and life, Love’s Labor’s Lost is full of witty wordplay, hilarious mishaps, and riotous comedy. The Dell is the perfect setting for this sweet coming-of-age story, with its host of delightful characters and sparkling depiction of young love.
Grounds are open 90 minutes before each performance for picnicking. Please bring your own seating and blanket. Chairs are available for rent for a fee of $2 per chair.
Performances will be:
Tuesday, July 10, 6:00 pm – Preview
Tuesdays 6:00 pm, July 17, 24, 31, August 7
Thursdays 6:00 pm, July 12, 19, 26, August 2
Saturdays 11:00 am, July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18
For more information and tickets, visit Shakespeare.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Love’s Labor’s Lost will typically be performed in inclement weather; any questions regarding weather-related cancellations, should they occur, should be directed to the Shakespeare & Company box office at 413-637-3353.
The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Shakespeare & Company, who are organizing this event at The Mount, to discuss any accommodations needed.