By Camilla Edsberg
In the first of four productions for 2014, New World Shakespeare Company presents LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST just in time for Valentine’s Day. NWSC is known for its cutting edge productions, such as their recent collapse-of-society Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet, which featured both Romeo and Juliet as females. NWSC’s LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST brings an old story about temptation and love into the modern world.
When the King recruits several young men into a 3 year experiment of study and fasting without any contact with women, they somewhat reluctantly agree. But when the Princess and her ladies arrive, romance and revelry ignite in this contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare’s comedy. Smart, sexy, outrageous, and irreverent, New World Shakespeare Company’s LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST showcases what could have been the world’s first reality show!
Performances will be in the 3rd floor Auditorium of The Leonardo, 209 East 500 South in Salt Lake City and will run February 14th through the 23rd. Friday-Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm and Sunday performances begin at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available in advance online at www.newworldshakespearecompany.com or by calling: 801-719-7998.
A portion of the proceeds from this production will benefit SAGE Utah: a program of the Utah Pride Center that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults aged 50+ in our community.
Don’t miss this exclusive two weekend run!
New World Shakespeare Company produces classic scripts with modern interpretations to relate to audiences more directly. Each production is also accompanied by a charitable campaign for a local cause that relates to the theme of the show.