William Shakespeareentertains audiences through exuberant physical comedy and witty wordplay in Love'sLabour's Lost. The King and his cohorts vow to spend three years devotedonly to study with no distraction at all from anyone or anything only to findthemselves tempted by ladies and love when the Princess and her entouragearrive for a visit.
Director BartGuingona sets Shakespeare's flamboyant play in the mid-‘80s in Manila'sUniversity Belt right before the EDSA revolution—the days of "psychedelic furs," Spandau ballet," early"Madonna," and "Duran Duran." It is a period when women prefer big hair,raccoon eyes, and shoulder pads while men sport "siyete" haircuts and baggypants.
Love's Labour's Lost featuresEpy Quizon, Nic Manahan, Hans Eckstein, Gabs Santos, Micah Muñoz, Jenny Jamora,Cris Villonco, Crisel Consunji, and Caisa Borromeo as the lovers. They are ablysupported by Ana Bitong, Oliver Usison, Jejie Esguerra, Kenneth Keng, PomDocena, Dingdong Rosales, and Bonggoy Manahan.
Love's Labour'sLost will run from September15 to October 7 at Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City.
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