Shakespeare Festival St. Louis partners with the Pulitzer to create a combined visual and performing arts event. Drawing inspiration from the exhibitions on view to explore themes of domesticity and “the everyday,” Love’s Labor is an original performance that unfolds throughout the Pulitzer’s galleries. Using a combination of scenes from some of William Shakespeare’s most iconic works, this play tells the modern-day story of a married couple on the brink of divorce, looking back at their thirty-year history together.
Cast: Michael James Reed* as Geoffrey; Meghan Baker as Constance; Zak Moran as Young Geoffrey; Mariah Studebaker as Young Constance; and Laura Sexauer as Violinist.
Time Period: Present day and early 1990s.
Conceived, written, & directed by Bruce Longworth.
Artistic Team: JC Krajicek, Costume Design; Laura Sexauer, Composer; and Richard B. Agnew*, Stage Manager.
Scenes inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, King John, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night.
*Denotes member, Actor’s Equity Association