Hanover College Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” Thursday–Sunday, Feb. 12-15 at its new theatrical venue, The Other Place, located in the former Donner Lecture Hall. All performances are at 7:30 p.m.
One of The Bard’s earliest works, scholars believe Shakespeare wrote the play in the mid-1590s for a performance before Queen Elizabeth I. The romantic comedy tells the tale of King Ferdinand of Navarre and his three noble companions. The men take an oath to fast and to avoid contact with women for three years in order to concentrate on their studies. As might be expected, things don’t work out as planned.
The HC Theatre production will feature modern dress, along with new songs composed by sophomore Han Zaw that use Shakespeare’s lyrics. The student troupe will perform the play this May in England at Stratford-upon-Avon.
All theatre productions are free to CAS Guest Artist Series subscribers. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for high school students. There will be no intermission and the performance is not recommended for children.
The Other Space is located on College Avenue between Donner and Ide dormitories, across from the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house. Parking is in the lot by the Administration Building. Look for prominent signage.
With seating limited to 100 a night, rather than the 700 seats audiences have been used to, advanced reservations are highly recommended. Visit hanover.edu/arts or call the campus box office at 812-866-7110.