At the end of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, four loving couples are separated by the announcement of the death of the King of France. The Princess of France and her ladies return home; the King of Navarre and his friends take a vow of fidelity for a year.
If Shakespeare ever wrote the sequel, it did not survive the ravages of time. But TUC is happy to announce the next best thing: the world premiere of Katherine Dubois’ play Love’s Labor’s Won, which picks up the action once again this past year. There’s no attempt to copy Shakespeare’s style (except for bad puns), but most of the characters are back.
The princess and her ladies return to Navarre. Is everyone still in love? It couldn’t be that simple, could it?
In the meantime, the vicar and the teacher have discovered an old manuscript. They are convinced that it is Sophocles’ lost tragedy, Amphitryon.
Armado and his page Moth are still at the court of Navarre. Armado’s sweetheart ran away; he yearns.
Complications include an escaped bear, a fall in the moat, a misdelivered letter, the wearing of masks, a broken engagement, many misunderstandings, and the universe’s least funny riddle. Oh, and also the premiere of (perhaps) Sophocles’ lost tragedy, Amphitryon.
Love’s Labor’s Won performs at the Dairy Arts Center 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, Colorado at the Grace Gamm Theater. Tickets are on sale now at bit.ly/theupstartcrow or by calling 303.444.7328.
Tickets to Love’s Labor’s Won are $25. Seniors and students (with ID) $21. Thursdays are Name-Your-Price Night: Since 1990, The Upstart Crow has offered the opportunity to attend classic theater in Boulder for little or no cost. No reservations accepted; first come, first served. Donations gladly accepted. To purchase tickets for any show, visit The Dairy Box Office or call 303.444.7328.
Schedules of performances | 20 – 30 January 2022
Thursday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m.
**Please note this is a mandatory vaccination and mask event. **
Answer | saturday 29 january
Ticketed patrons attending the January 29 performance are encouraged to stay after the show for a casual chat with cast members.
For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.theupstartcrow.org