Love’s Labor’s Lost. Dir. Derek Washington. Perf. Erin Busby, Paul Brutcher, Erin Caswell, and Erika Danielle Crane. Cromulent Shakespeare Company. St. Paul, Minnesota. 6-28 June 2008.
You peasant swain! you whoreson malt-horse drudge!This year, the Cromulent Shakespeare Company is presenting Love’s Labor’s Lost in various parks in the Twin Cities. I think ￼that it will be well worth a trip, especially because there is no cost!
Did I not bid thee meet me in the park,
And bring along these rascal knaves with thee? (The Taming of the Shrew, IV.i.129-31)
Leaving apart, of course, the cost of trying to follow the tightly-constructed, university-wit-parodying, dizzyingly-rapid language of the play!
The first show is in Kenwood part one week from today: on Friday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.
For families, there’s a performance at Como Park at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 15.
Let’s hope it’s a good one! But, stellar or not-quite-so-stellar, it’s free and it’s in the park.