Jun 8-Aug 12, 2018

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost


"For where is any author in the world teaches such beauty as a woman's eye?"

Start your summer with a frothy, funny celebration of love and learning. In the bucolic Kingdom of Navarre, four attractive young men make a pact to swear off romance and focus on academia … just minutes before the four loves of their lives wander by. Shakespeare’s side-splitting comedy about the struggle to balance heart and head is the perfect ode to Colorado Shakespeare Festival's academic surroundings.


"Light, frothy and fun!"

Juliet Wittman, Westword

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Daily Camera

"Energetic! Arresting! A sharp and insightful take on an old classic."

A.H. Goldstein, Daily Camera

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CU Presents, "Back to School With 'Love's Labour's Lost'"

"This play does a great job addressing that tumultuous time in people's lives and asking questions people start to ask themselves around that age: What's the line between love and infatuation? When do I need to take responsibility for myself? How will I contribute to the world?"

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CU Presents, "A Summer of Love and Ambition"

"In the bucolic Kingdom of Navarre, four attractive young men make a pact to swear off romance and focus on their studies—just minutes before the future loves of their lives walk by. Hilarity ensues in the form of clever disguises, foolish pranks, mistaken identities and mixed messages."

CU Presents

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Colorado Drama

"Delightful, wickedly satirical and thoughtful comedy!"

Bob Bows, coloradodrama.com

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Boulder Magazine

"A WOW factor of 8.5!!"

Beki Pineda, Boulder Magazine

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Performance Extras

Classics 101 Jun 4-Jul 9, 2018

Classics 101

Learn all about the plays in Colorado Shakespeare…

Outdoor Preshow Talks Jun 8-Aug 12, 2018

Outdoor Preshow Talks

Before most performances, CSF offers a free preshow…

Outdoor Cast Talkbacks Jun 8-Aug 12, 2018

Outdoor Cast Talkbacks

Following most performances, remain in the theatre and…

Picnicking Jun 8-Aug 12, 2018


75 minutes before showtime, our grounds come alive…

Green Shows Jun 8-Aug 12, 2018

Green Shows

Enjoy some pre-show entertainment in the Shakespeare Garden…

Shakespeare Garden Tours Jun 8-Aug 12, 2018

Shakespeare Garden Tours

The Colorado Shakespeare Gardens (CSG) invites all who…

Shakespeare Gift Cart Jun 8-Aug 12, 2018

Shakespeare Gift Cart

Bring home a lasting memory of your visit…



Brendon Fox**

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Marco Robinson

King Ferdinand of Navarre

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Desirée Mee Jung*

Princess of France

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Seth Dhonau*


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Scott Coopwood*


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Rafael Untalan*

Don Adriano de Armado

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Matthew Schneck*


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Michael Bouchard


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Grant Bowman

Anthony Dull

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Anthony Adu


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Brynn Tucker


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AJ Voliton


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Benaiah Anderson


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Aziza Gharib


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Amber Scales


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Casey Andree

Sir Nathaniel

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Anastasia Davidson


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David Derringer


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Artistic Team

Casting Director

Sylvia Gregory

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Scenic Designer

Stephen C. Jones^

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Kathryn Moncrief

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Lighting Designer

Shannon McKinney^

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Stage Manager

Stacy Renee Norwood*

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Erika Randall

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Assistant Sound Designer

Bailey Trierweiler

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