Love's Labor's Lost


Production Sponsor   Barbara and Richard Franke


Elegantly staged and acted 


A winning comedy ...zesty, fun 


A newly released highlight from our collection! Shakespeare’s playful romantic comedy comes to life in Marti Maraden’s sumptuous 2017 production, recorded by multiple cameras in front of a live audience in the Courtyard Theater. Rejecting the indulgence of life at court, King Ferdinand of Navarre’s “no fun” edict mandates scholarly endeavors, quiet contemplation and complete commitment to chastity for three entire years. But it doesn’t take long for everyone to figure out that rules are meant to be broken—especially when the French Princess and her beautiful entourage arrive on the scene. The puns fly and wordplay takes flight as the women set out to teach the men a thing or two about love.

|Love's Labor's Lost

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Director Q&A

Director Q&A

Scholar's Note

Scholar's Note



Marti Maraden Director

Kevin Depinet Scenic Designer

Christina Poddubiuk  Costume Designer

Greg Hofmann Lighting Designer

Keith Thomas Composer / Music Director

Richard Jarvie Wigs & Make-Up Designer

Matt Raftery Choreographer

Larry Yando Verse Coach

Elizabeth Swanson Assistant Director


Taylor Blim Katherine

Manny Buckley Marcáde

Nate Burger Berowne

Allen Gilmore Don Adriano de Armado

Alex Goodrich Costard

Jennie Greenberry Princess of France

Mario Guzman Le Beau

Julian Hester Dumaine

Drew Johnson Forester

Aaron Lamm Moth

Jennifer Latimore Maria

David Lively Holofernes

James Newcomb Boyet

Madison Niederhauser Longaville

Maggie Portman Jaquenetta

Steve Pringle Dull

Laura Rook Rosaline

John Tufts King of Navarre

Greg Vinkler Sir Nathaniel

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MARCH 15–28, 2021

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by William Shakespeare
directed by Marti Maraden

Run Time: 2 hours 16 minutes

Additional Support Provided by the Mary and Nick Babson Fund to Support Chicago Actors

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