Bard in the Park celebrates its 12th season with Shakespeare’s playful and philosophical look at love and feminism in “Love’s Labour’s Lost“
A play about love, loyalty and empowered women, Bard in the Park is delighted to bring you along for the ride as we explore the world of Navare. King Ferdinand and his entourage embark on a period of philosophical study which includes fasting and celibacy – women are banned from entering his house. However, the men are forced to abruptly break their vows when a princess and her train arrive at Ferdinand’s gates on urgent business. This arrival turns their safe academe upside down as the men fall for the women, causing them to reexamine the very nature of life, love and loyalty. The women, offended by the rude welcome they received, use the men’s affections to their advantage and playfully torment the men by engaging them in a philosophical and hilarious battle of wits.
Set in the 1970’s, the play examines gender roles and expectations, their relationships with each other and the opposite sex and the value of loyalty within love and friendship.
Bard in the Park is a non-profit theatre company founded by Anne Butler in 2005 with the support and encouragement of Community Centre 55.
Now run by dedicated theatre lovers from Toronto’s East End, Bard in the Park is proud to be an annual part of summertime in the Beach. Through out the years, Bard in the Park has grown, and continues to do so, with the support of this wonderful community and valued patrons of the arts allowing them to share their thought-provoking works and bringing Toronto’s East End parks to life.
Love’s Labour’s Lost Performance Dates
Norwood Park Thursday, June 2nd and Friday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm
Kew Gardens Monday, June 13th – 18th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th at 2:00 pm