Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost, directed by Marti Maraden as part of the theater's 30th anniversary season. Performances will run from February 7-March 26.
The romantic comedy follows four gentlemen who foreswear love and worldly pleasures for scholarly pursuits, only to be put to the test by the arrival of four beautiful ladies from the French Court — and the ensuing hysterical misadventures.
The cast will feature John Tufts as the King of Navarre with Jennie Greenberry as the Princess of France. The King's companions are played by Nate Burger (Berowne), Madison Niederhauser (Longaville), and Julian Hester (Dumaine), while the ladies of the Princess's court are portrayed by Laura Rook (Rosaline), Jennifer Latimore (Maria), and Taylor Blim (Katherine).
The ensemble also includes Allen Gilmore (Don Armado), David Lively (Holofernes), Greg Vinkler (Sir Nathaniel), Steven Pringle (Dull), James Newcomb (Boyet), Alex Goodrich (Costard), Maggie Portman (Jaquenetta), Aaron Lamm (Moth), Manny Buckley (Marcade), Drew Johnson (Forester), and Mario Guzman (Le Beau).
The production's creative team includes scenic designer Kevin Depinet, costume designer Christina Poddubiuk, and lighting designer Greg Hofmann, and wig master Richard Jarvie. Keith Thomas serves as composer and music director, with Elizabeth Swanson as assistant director, Matthew Raftery as choreographer and Larry Yando as verse coach.
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