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Directed by Lauren and Jason Morgan

February 10 - March 5 2017

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Claudio loves Hero, and Hero loves Claudio, and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice, and Beatrice loves Benedick, but nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, one of Shakespeare's wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers.

LOVE'S LABOUR’S LOST
The King of Navarre and his lords take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years in order to dedicate themselves to a life of study. No sooner have they made their pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a test of their high-minded resolve. Join us for Shakespeare's celebration of love!

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL "LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON"

SPOILER ALERT! - DON'T READ IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW HOW LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST ENDS

Lauren and Jason Morgan direct Shakespeare's great pair of romantic comedies. Why call the festival Love's Labour's Won? Love's Labour's Won may be a lost sequel to Love's Labour's Lost , depicting the further adventures of the King of Navarre, Berowne, Longaville, and Dumain, whose marriages were delayed at the end of Love's Labour's Lost. In the final moments of Love's Labour's Lost the weddings that customarily close Shakespeare's comedies are unexpectedly deferred for a year without any obvious plot purpose, which would allow for a sequel. Some scholars believe there is a lost Shakespeare play that continues the story. Against this theory, it must be observed that Elizabethan playwrights almost never wrote sequels to comedies. Sequels were written for historical plays or, less commonly, for tragedies.  Yet another possiblity is that the name, Love's Labour's Won,  is an alternative title for Much Ado About Nothing. Love's Labour's Lost lists a number of striking similarities between the two plays. Much Ado About Nothing is also listed under another alternative title, Benedick and Beatrice, in several book sellers' catalogues of the time so it may have had various title changes. Personally, we here at SSG hope that there is a lost Shakespeare play called Love's Labour's Won just waiting to be discoved. But in the mean time this is the next best thing! We hope you come and enjoy the festival!


Rated PG: Some material may not be suitable for children

SSG Note: No cursing and really nothing offensive in our opinion.

Both shows do deal with audlt themes and suggestive dialogue. It's Shakespeare!


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The SSG is Fort Worth, Texas year round classical acting company performing Shakespeare, Classics, and Musicals.