Love’s Labor’s Lost – Iowa State University Theatre

by William Shakespeare/adapted by Matt Foss

“For where is any author in the world /Teaches such beauty as a woman’s eye? ”

The King of Navarre and three of his companions take a vow to devote themselves to study for three years and during that time they will have nothing to do with women. However, when the four men meet the Princess of France and her ladies, the original vow turns to one of eternal love, but is the second vow any more enduring than the first? One of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies.

November 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 7:30 p.m.; November 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.

Adults $16, seniors $14, students $8. Single tickets go on sale September 1 and are available through the Stephens Box Office in Ames or any TicketMaster.

Fisher Theater – Ames

The Cast

King Ferdinand –  Ben Millar
Berowne – Colin Morgan
Longaville – Michael Brandt
Dumaine – Drew McCubbin
Princess – Kelsey Kovacevich
Rosaline – Heather Kae Smith
Maria – Brittny Rebhuhn
Katherine – Sara Jensen
Boyet – Tyler Mootz
Marcade – Ben Hawkeye Sissel
Costard – Nick Neal
Armando – Ethan Peterson
Jaquenatta – Kathleen Hoil

Creative Team

Director – Matt Foss
Scenic Designer – Rob Sunderman
Costume Designer – Kelly Marie Schaefer
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Stage Manager – Casey Buenzow
Assistant Stage Manager – Taylor Clemens
Rosaline’s Painting – Jennifer Drinkwater
Assistant Scenic Designer – Davalyn Stepzinski
Projections – Brianna Baltes
Choreographer – Tallis Strub
Props Master – Liz Rankin
Running Crew – Abby Lund, Josh Ster, Maddie Welterlen, Jeff White, Charlie Ziemann
Poster Design – Mary Bendgen
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Photography – Dan Neubauer
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Linsey Heister, Amanda Jorgensen, Madeleine Kobus, Amy Lempia, Emma Rose Miles, Emily Morley, Samantha Silver, Anna Ward
Technical Director – Derek Hisek
Scene Shop Assistants – Janie Anderson, Michael Brandt, Taylor Clemens, Zachary Eskrich, Amber Fitzsimmons, Dan Fynaardt, Kiah Kayser, Austin Kopsa, Matt Meldrem, Kiersten Naberhaus, Liz Rankin, Josh Ster, Emily Visser, Madison Welterlen, Charles Ziemann
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Corinne Oertel
House Managers – Alyson Boes, Jeff White
Box Office Supervisors – Brad Dell, Zachary Eskrich, Amber Fitzsimmons, Kiah Kayser, Jim Trenberth


Production photos by Dan Neubauer

Poster by Mary Bendgen

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