Love’s Labour’s Lost
Sept 16 - 20 2015
“To fast, to study, and to see no woman,” (IV, iii) agree the gentlemen of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy of love, clowns, and wit. RevShakes’ second free fall outdoor production will be directed by Samantha Bellomo, and feature live, original music. Shows will run Fringe and post-Fringe, through Sept. 27th.
Free / 120 minutes
Revolution Shakespeare engages audiences in the variety and vitality of Shakespeare’s works and works inspired by Shakespeare. Through performances and educational programming, RevShakes creates accessible, stimulating theatrical experiences for the here and now. Revolution Shakespeare is: Griffin Stanton-Ameisen – Artistic Director, Jared Michael Delaney – Associate Artistic Director, Mitchell Bloom – Development Associate, Sean Bradley – Resident Fight Director/Associate Artist, Jessica DalCanton – Education Director, Daniel Kontz – Art Director. More info at revolutionshakespeare.org.
AN INTERVIEW WITH GRIFFIN STANTON-AMEISEN
Phindie: Your Fall performance last year was a few weeks after the Fringe. Why Fringe this year?
GSA: In our second full production at Hawthorne Park we wanted to explore something different. We had a couple of chilly nights last year in early October so we thought if we pushed it up a bit, our atmosphere might only get better. Fringe wise, it just seemed to add up. It’s site specific, FREE, and we thought the amazing built in Fringe audience would broaden our reach.
Phindie: Is there something particularly fringey about this production?
GSA: Director Sam Bellomo is investigating an almost concert version atmosphere for the show. Music involved throughout, driving our world and supporting the characters. Think Johnny Cash, Springstein, Emmylou Harris and LLL. Seems great fringe fodder. And most importantly, we’re still trying to figure out what works. What works for Hawthorne, what works for South Philly, and after the success of Kill Shakespeare last year [a 2014 festival coproduction with Hear Again Radio Project], we thought Fringe would be ideal for this year!