I got “Love’s Labour’s Lost” concert information from “So Salem”. The Roanoke College PAS presented American Shakespeare Center performing “Love’s Labour’s Lost”, from Blackfriar’s playhouse in Staunton, the American Shakespeare Center on tour, they brought “Love’s Labour’s Lost” to Salem. It was romantic comedy presented on Tuesday, Jan-15-2013 at Roanoke College Olin Theater in Salem, Virginia.
That night it was raining very hard, I had never been Roanoke College Olin Theater before. When my son, Jerry and I went there, a crowd of people was there. We stood in the line to get into the theater.
When we looked for the seats, a guy said “Hi, I liked your t-shirts”. I made two t-shirts by myself. (Now, I know, his name is Rick Blunt, he played a Spanish Lord). He said “You can come up and sit on the stage”. Wow! So cool to be on the stage! Rick Blunt sold raffle tickets. Jerry bought 2 tickets from him. Jerry really liked his character.
The cast played & sang on the stage before the performance. All seats were full. Marolyn called my name, she saw Jerry and me on the stage. Her friend said “I don’t understand anything but I think its funny!” I heard people laugh all the times.
Here is stuff that happen in the play-The King of Navarre and lords Longaville, Dumaine, and Berowne vow to study for three years, swearing off women for that period. The impending diplomatic visit of the Princess of France, however, threatens the King’s “no girls allowed” proclamation. Costard, a country swain, has been found with Jaquenetta and arrested for breaking the new statute. For this offense, the King puts Costard in the custody of the Spaniard Don Armado, who is in love with Jaquenetta. The Princess of France arrives, accompanied by her ladies, Maria, Katherine, and Rosaline. She sends her man Boyet to discover if they will be admitted to the King’s court, but the King courteously denies them entrance to the court permitting them stay in his park instead. After seeing the Princess, however, the King falls instantly in love with her. Don Armado releases Costard so that he can bear Armado’s love letter to Jaquenetta. Before Costard can accomplish this task, however, Berowne meets Costard and gives him his own letter for Rosaline. Costard delivers the letter instended for Jaquenetta to the Princess, though the announces that the letter is from Berowne to Rosaline. Holofernes, the local schoolmaster, and Sir Nathaniel, the parson, discover that Costard has mixed up the letters. Alone, Berowne reads some verses he has written in praise of Rosaline. The King, Longaville, and Dumaine, each thinking himself alone, reveal their own passions. Jaquenetta and Costard deliver Berowne’s letter to Rosaline. The King and his lords decide to forget their vows and pursue their beloveds. Don Armado reveals to Holofernes, Sir Nathaniel, Dull, Moth, and Costard that, at the King’s request, he is preparing an entertainment for the ladies of France. Disguises. tricks The Nine worthies, and the course of true love ensure.
After the performance, we saw players standing in the lobby. Jerry asked Don Armado, (a Spanish Lord) Rick Blunt to sigh his autographs and his pictures taken with him. They had refreshments at the long table. We enjoyed the event though the weather was terrible!
You can check out Annie Lin’s photos from the show in the slide show above on in a different view by clicking here.