This early Shakespearian comedy begins with three male royals swearing off the company of women for a year so that they can pursue academic study. This, of course, falls apart immediately (and comically) when they meet three women and fall in love. The gentlemen pursue the ladies—and vice versa—until the meaning of the play’s title asserts itself in an unusual ending.
This production is under the direction of Lisa Wolpe, the director-founder of the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, and will feature longtime Shakespeare & Company actors alongside a few newcomers.
Love’s Labour’s Lost opens Saturday (June 22) and runs through Sept. 1 at Shakespeare & Company (70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass.). For complete performance schedules and ticket information—prices vary by day and time of performance—visit shakespeare.org or call (413) 637-1199.