Love’s Labor’s Lost will open on April 3 on the Mainstage

Posted on: March 25, 2015

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Photo, courtesy of University Photographer Ken Bennett, features (l to r): Langdon Page, Clint Blumenberg, Orion Goodman, Branden Cook, Alexa Erb, Alyssa Gera, Beth Dodson, and Erin Farmer

The final installment in the Wake Forest University Theatre will be William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, which will be directed by John E. R. Friedenberg, Director of the University Theatre.

Four best friends decide to withdraw from society for 3 years to study and earn the secrets of the universe with their fraternal brethren.  These young men create a retreat where they can study together without the petty distractions of the world at large.  Scarely have they begun when their vows are challenged by the arrival of 4 visitors. . . each a child of our grandmother Eve, a female; or, for thy more sweet understanding, a woman.  Watch and laugh as Shakespeare spins us this version of a tale as old as time.

The Director of the University Theatre John E. R. Friedenberg directs the production.  Set is design will be by Mary Wayne-Thomas, Professor of Theatre.  Costume design will be by Caitlin Quinn, Teaching Fellow in Design.  Lighting design is by Andrew Hayes (’16), a student Presidential Scholar in Theatre. Student Andrea Anderson (’16) is Stage Manager.  The Assistant Director and Dramaturg is Alex Dudley (’15) The cast consists of Wake Forest University students include:  Hayleigh Carroll, Alexa Erb, Alyssa Gera, Beth Dodson, Branden Cook, Brian Spadafora, Clint Blumenberg, Eli Bradley, Eric Bray, Erin Farmer, Heather Sullivan, Jessi Wagner, Langdon Page, Orion Goodman, Sarah Fine, and Tyler Johnson.

Performances are April 3-4 & 9-11 at 7:30 PM with matinees on April 5 & 12 at 2:00 PM in the Mainstage Theatre of the Scales Fine Arts Center.  Tickets are $15 adults, $12 senior citizens, and $7 students (price includes sales tax).  For tickets or information, call the Theatre Box Office at (336) 758-5295 or purchase online at college.wfu.edu/theatre.

Winston-Salem Journal feature on Love’s Labor’s Lost.

Promotional video for Love’s Labor’s Lost.

Old Gold and Black feature on Love’s Labor’s Lost.