On July 26th at 7pm come out to the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion at 7pm for the ALCA’s production of “Loves Labours Lost.” Love and desire face off against logic and reason as a group of determined high school boys swear off the distraction and temptation of the opposite sex. That is, until they realize that the Princess and her court have just moved into town in this innovative 60-minute adaptation of the classic Shakespearean comedy.This performance is free.
Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.
Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, and mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.