Loves Labors Lost

"Rosaline," played by Amber Robinson '08, is courted by "Berowne," Steve Gonabe '09, as "Princess," Ali Franklin '08, looks on in Shakespeares's Love's Labor's Lost.

Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor's Lost to be Performed

February 15, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The rigors of study and dedication, a topic near and dear to the hearts of students, will be examined in Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Theatre Arts’ next production, William Shakespeare’s comedy Love’s Labor's Lost. Performances will take place Tuesday, Feb. 26 – March 1 at 8 p.m. and March 2 at 2 p.m. in the McPherson Theatre (2 Ames Plaza East, Bloomington).

The story revolves around the King of Navarre and his three friends who have dedicated themselves to three years of study without worldly distractions. Their commitment involves abstaining from excessive food, drink and play as well as forgoing the company of women. Unfortunately for the companions, the Princess of France and her three lovely attendants arrive at court soon after.

Tickets for Love’s Labor's Lost will be available beginning Monday, Feb. 25. General admission is $6 for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday performances and $8 for Friday and Saturday performances. Senior citizens receive $1 discounts on tickets for every performance, and student tickets cost $1 with a valid student ID.

For additional information or to reserve tickets in advance, contact the McPherson Theatre box office at (309) 556-3232.

Cast Members: Martin Langrall (King Ferdinand), Steve Gonabe (Berowne), J.P. Latchaw (Longaville), Andy Knight (Dumaine), Ali Franklin (Princess), Amber Robinson (Rosaline), Carly Stocking (Katherine), Meredith Stacey (Maria), Marti Lyons (Boyet), Nick Goodman (Costard), Ryan Simpson (Anthony Dull), Kyle Blair (Don Armado), Elizabeth Schwarzrock (Moth), Russell Matthews (Holofernes), Kevin Schuering (Nathaniel), Maia Diaz (Jaquenetta), Lauren Summers (Marcade)

Contact: Heather Lindquist, '09, (309) 556-3181