Love's Labour's Lost

By William Shakespeare

Directed By Margaret Groome


7:30 pm March 13-16, 19-23

2pm March 17

Tickets: $20, $15 Alumni/Arts Workers, $10 Students

John J. Conklin Theatre

at the

Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance in 360 University College.

March 14 performance will be interpreted for the hearing impaired

Talk back follows March 19 performance


From women's eyes this doctrine I derive.
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain, and nourish all the world...- Biron

Love's Labour's Lost is an early comedy of Shakespeare's about multiple contests of wit between a set of men and women who are trying to resist falling in love. Shakespeare glories in the use of poetic, even extravagant, language which never fails to enthrall audiences and provides a veritable feast for actors! The women's roles are especially compelling because they all have agency. They are bright, witty, and more than equal to every quip or situation that the men throw at them: the resulting gentle mockery of the men is great fun for all. And yet, the play also has dark undertones which give it depths that will resonate with a contemporary audience. While most of Shakespeare's comedies have a happy ending, this one comes with a catch.

Margaret Groome directs the production. She has been a Theatre professor at the University of Manitoba for over 25 years. Her most recent work with the Black Hole Theatre was The Rover.




Mainstage Season

Under Milk Wood

November 21-December 1

Peer Gynt

January 23-February 2

Love's Labour's Lost

March 13-23

LunchBhagg Season


October 16-18

Party Time

October 23-15

A Grave Story

December 4-6

Calm Down Mother

February 5-7

Bobby Gould in Hell

April 2-4