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Lee Theater to Present “Love’s Labour’s Lost”

Lee University Theatre will continue its 2016-17 season with the production of William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10-11 and 16-18 in the Buzz Oates Theatre, located in Lee’s Communication Arts Building.

“This is a quirky comedy relying on witty dialogue and Shakespeare’s favorite comedic tools,” said Dr. Christine Williams, associate professor of theatre and director of the production. “We have chosen to update the story and set it in the early 1960s and have taken advantage of some really interesting staging devices to bring this show to life for our audience.”

One of Shakespeare’s early comedies, the play follows the King of Navarre (played by Corey Knight) and his three companions (Jon Bouvier, Dumisa Moyo, and Dustin Troyer) as they attempt to deny the company of women for three years to study and fast and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of Aquitaine (Audrey Wagnon) and her ladies (Abbigail Barrett, Rachel Kirkland, and Andie Phillips).
Lee Theatre to Present Love's Labour's Lost
Maria, played by Andie Phillips, is delighted by her lover’s sonnet.

Chelsea Boelter will serve as stage manager with Zack Dean as assistant stage manager. Megan Kinney, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Catherine Mantooth, and Anthony Sandefer will serve as set, light, and costume designers, respectively.

Tickets are available at the Communication Arts Box Office Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., and one hour before curtain time. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children and seniors. The show is recommended for ages 12 and up.

For more information about the production and other Lee Theatre events, email theatre@leeuniversity.edu. Fans are encouraged to follow Lee University Theatre on Facebook.
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