Shakespearian comedy has spread the love this week

September 21, 2012 by  

One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost, has been running all week in Mesa, Arizona, and concludes with a 2:00 pm matinee tomorrow, September 22, prior to its final showing.

The tale involves the King of Navarre, along with his three faithful lords, vowing to bypass the lures of all women, so they can concentrate fully on their studies. Once they have done this, along comes the beautiful Princess of France in all her finery, accompanied by her stunning ladies-in-waiting. When this occurs, all the Kings’ and Lords’ plans are thrown into chaos. There are a number of extravagant characters that are thrown into the mix, including a schoolmaster, a pregnant dairymaid, a country clown, and a Spaniard who all add to the frolicking comedy that ensues.

Known for being witty, clever, and extremely entertaining, it is believed that this comedy was written somewhere around the mid-1590s, although this particular production is set around 1914, just before the First World War started. This production is under the direction of David Vining, who directed the former ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ showing at this theater, which is handicapped-accessible, making it possible for everyone to attend.

Poster printing, flyer printing, and brochure printing are likely to have been used to promote this play to the community and surrounding areas. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm. For additional details, or to purchase tickets, please visit the Mesa Arts Center website or call the box office at 480-644-6500 during regular business hours.