Shakespeare’s Classic Love Story Presented On Creighton's Mainstage
Creighton University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost on the Mainstage of the Lied Education Center for the Arts (LECA) on the Creighton campus.
Love’s Labour’s Lost can be seen this Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $10.00 for general admission, $8.00 for senior citizens and $5.00 for all students and Creighton University faculty and staff. For ticket reservations, please call 402-280-1448.
Director, Creighton Theatre associate professor Alan Klem, said, “We have chosen to set the production during the Edwardian era (around 1890) which provides an elegant period for costumes and scenery. The play takes place in the small country of Navarre which did exist during Shakespeare’s time and was located in what is now the Basque region of Northern Spain. The play’s subject matter is I think of primary interest to college-aged men and women. The King of Navarre and his three companions swear a very public oath to study together and to renounce women for three years. Their honor is immediately put to the test by the arrival of the Princess of France and her three lovely companions. It’s love at first sight for all concerned followed by the men's highly entertaining but hopeless efforts to disguise their feelings.”
The cast include Josh Doucette as Ferdinand, Bill Grennen as Biron, Josh Peyton as Longaville, Matt Denoncour as Dumain, J. P. Rankin as Boyet, Lucy Zukaitis as The Princesss of France, Rachel Mans as Rosaline, Laura Nowatzke as Maria, Kelsey Dawson as Katharine, John Paul Gurnett as Don Adriano De Armado, Kathleen Lawler as Jaquenetta, Chad Singleton as Costard, David Dann as Moth, Wesley Pourier as Anthony Dull, Rebecca Schier as Holofernia, Jerry Woiderski as Sir Nathaniel and Jordon Brown as Mercade / Forester.
This production is funded, in part, by the generous support of the Richard and Mary McCormick Endowment Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts, the Grace Keenan Fund and another anonymous source.
Information for this and other events can be found at the Department’s web site at http://finearts.creighton.edu.
The LECA Mainstage is located on the Main Floor of the Lied Education Center for the Arts, 24th and Cass Streets; it is open from 1 to 4pm daily, including weekends. I
t is recommended that theatre patrons arrive at least one-half hour before curtain time. Visitor parking is located west of the building and is accessed from Cass Street. Additional visitor parking is available, on the weekends and after 5pm, on the top level of the new 24th Street Parking Structure.