Shakespeare in the Park: Love’s Labors Lost | St. Louis Public Radio

Event Details

  • May 29, 2019 to
    June 23, 2019
  • 8:00 pm
  • Free


  • Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park
  • 6604 Fine Arts Drive
  • St. Louis, MO 63110
  • 3145319800

Event Description

Free performances of "Love’s Labors Lost" in Forest Park nightly May 31-June 23 (excluding Mond

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is proud to bring 'Love’s Labors Lost' to Forest Park for the first time this summer. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday nights (May 31-June 23) at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park (Fine Art and Government drives; Admission is free and open for all ages and pets. ‘Love’s Labors Lost’ is one of Shakespeare’s most dazzling and delightful comedies – and a brilliant study of the ways culture shapes romance. The play is set in a park outside the city of Navarre where a King and his gentleman have sworn off women and fun to devote the next three years to study. At the same time, the Princess of France and her ladies are making their way to Navarre to visit with the King. Affairs of state give way to affairs of the heart as Shakespeare reveals with great humor (disguises, a play within a play, and more) the way our culture sometimes doesn’t fully prepare us for the realities of love and dating. A feast of language and theatrical virtuosity, ‘Love’s Labors Lost’ shimmers with all the passion and promise of a first kiss.

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