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The Public Theater Announces Complete Casting for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST

The Public Theater

The Public Theater


Complete Casting For


Directed by Karin Coonrod,

This Public Lab Production Runs
October 18 – November 6

Love’s Labor’s Won: The Public Celebrates Marriage Equality 
with a Free Ticket Giveaway

September 13, 2011 – The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) announced complete casting today for LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST, the second Public Lab production of the fall season. Directed by Karin Coonrod, LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST runs Tuesday, October 18 through Sunday, November 6 at The Public Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, October 31. Tickets for LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST as well as TITUS ANRONICUS go on sale on Tuesday, September 13; All tickets for Public Lab productions are $15.

The Public Theater also celebrates the passing of the New York State Marriage Equality Act with Love’s Labor’s Won. A free pair of tickets to an upcoming production ofLOVE’S LABOR’S LOST will be offered to any couple (gay or straight) married in New York State between July 24 and October 18, 2011. To redeem this offer, please visit the box office at 425 Lafayette Street with a copy of your marriage certificate and photo ID. 

The complete cast for LOVE’S LABOR’S LOSTfeatures Michelle BeckRebecca Brooksher, Reg E. CatheyJorge ChaconKeith Eric ChappelleStephanie DiMaggioRenee Elise GoldsberryFrancis JueMousa KraishHoon LeeSteven SkybellRobert StantonNick Westrate, and Samira Wiley.

The King of France and his best buds swear off romance and withdraw into their studies…until some girls show up.  As the young couples stumble their way toward love, the others in their circle – a pedantic school master, a Spanish dandy, a streetwise con-man, and a cop with a few screws loose – work through their own mad dilemmas.  In the end, the real world intrudes and brings everyone back to earth, but not even a cold winter blast manages to chill the warmth of this beguiling play.

LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST features scenery design by John Conklin; costume design by Oana Botez Ban; and lighting design by Brian H Scott.

The 2011-2012 Public Lab season will continue this fall with TITUS ANDRONICUS,directed by Michael Sexton and featuring Jay O. Sanders as Titus (November 29 to December 18). Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, September 13 for TITUS ANDRONICUS.

Now in its 5th season, Public Lab provides new opportunities for both our audiences and artists. Our audience gains access to more of the theater they love from The Public – both Shakespeare and new work – at the affordable price of only $15. Our artists, both emerging and established, gain a new platform to further develop their work on stage and in performance.

MICHELLE BECK recently appeared in As You Like It and The Tempest as part of The Bridge Project at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her regional theater credits includeTwelfth Night at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Tartuffe at the McCarter Theatre Center and Yale Rep, and The Winter’s Tale and Cyrano de Bergerac at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 

REBECCA BROOKSHER received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for her performance in Dying City at Lincoln Center Theater. She has also appeared Off-Broadway inWhite People at Atlantic Stage 2 and The Scariest at Bleecker Street Theater. She has had a recurring role on the television series “One Life to Live,” and she recently appeared in the film Cold Souls

REG E. CATHEY has appeared in numerous productions at The Public Theater, including Timon of AthensTalkThe Taming of the ShrewHamletMacbethMeasure for Measure, and Richard III.  On Broadway he has appeared in The Green Bird.  His television credits include recurring roles on “Lights Out,” “The Wire,” and “Oz,” and he has appeared in such films as The MachinistS.W.A.T., and American Psycho

JORGE CHACON recently appeared in New Georges’ The Germ Project and has been seen in Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Love’s Labor’s Lost, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Young Shakespeare Workshop in Seattle, Washington.

KEITH ERIC CHAPPELLE appeared in the Broadway production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Off-Broadway he appeared in A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick at Playwrights Horizons. On television he has appeared on “Law and Order.”

STEPHANIE DIMAGGIO recently appeared on Broadway in A Free Man of Color.  Her regional credits include Italian American Reconciliation at Long Wharf Theatre, Othelloat Shakespeare on the Sound, All My Sons at Huntington Theatre Company, and Haroun and the Sea of Stories at Williamstown Theatre Festival.  She has appeared on television in “Rubicon,” “Cupid,” and “Law and Order,” and can be seen in the upcoming film Generation Um…

RENEE ELISE GOLDSBERRY appeared at the Delacorte Theater in Two Gentlemen of Verona.  Her Broadway credits include Good PeopleThe Color PurpleThe Lion King, and Rent. Her work in television includes recurring roles on “The Good Wife,” “One Life to Live,” and “Ally McBeal.”

FRANCIS JUE last appeared at The Public Theater in Yellow Face, for which he won a Lucille Lortel Award and an Obie Award.  Other Public Theater credits include The Winter’s TaleHamletPericlesTimon of AthensKing LearA Language of Their Own, and The Tragedy of Richard II.  He has appeared on Broadway in Pacific Overturesand Thoroughly Modern Millie.

was previously a part of the 2011 Shakespeare Lab company at The Public Theater and has been seen Off-Broadway in Pentecost. His film credits includeFinchley Dreams, Super Zeros, and Munich, and his television credits include “Chuck,” “The Whole Truth,” “Parenthood,” and “Blue Bloods.”

HOON LEE has performed in Public Theater productions of Hamlet and Yellow Face. His Broadway credits include Pacific OverturesFlower Drum Song, and Urinetown.  He has appeared in several television series, including “Blue Bloods,” “White Collar,” and “Royal Pains.”  He can be seen in the upcoming film Premium Rush

STEVEN SKYBELL has appeared in several Public Theater productions, including The Controversy of ValladolidMuch Ado About NothingAntony and CleopatraHenry VI Part I and IITroilus and Cressida, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. His Broadway credits include Pal JoeyWicked, and The Full Monty.  He appeared in the film Cradle Will Rock and on television in “Sex and the City.”

ROBERT STANTON has appeared in The Public Theater’s productions of CymbelineRum and Coke, and Measure for Measure. His Broadway credits include A Free Man of ColorMary Stuart, and The Coast of Utopia. He has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway productions, including Love ChildThe Right King of People, and Fuddy Meers

NICK WESTRATE has appeared on Broadway in A Moon for the Misbegotten. Off-Broadway he performed in The Little Foxes at New York Theatre Workshop. His television credits include a role in the recent HBO mini-series “Mildred Pierce.” 

SAMIRA WILEY has appeared regionally in On The Razzle and Playboy of the West Indies. She can be seen in the upcoming television series “Unforgettable” and in the upcoming films The Sitter and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

THE PUBLIC THEATER (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Joey Parnes, Interim Executive Director)was founded by Joseph Papp in 1954 and is now one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions, producing new plays, musicals, and productions of classics at its downtown headquarters and at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The Public’s mandate to create a theater for all New Yorkers continues to this day onstage and through extensive outreach and education programs. Each year, over 250,000 people attend Public Theater-related productions and events at six downtown stages, including Joe’s Pub, and Shakespeare in the Park. The Public has won 42 Tony Awards, 151 Obies, 41 Drama Desk Awards and four Pulitzer Prizes. The Public has brought 54 shows to Broadway, including Sticks and Bones; That Championship Season; A Chorus Line; The Pirates of Penzance; The Tempest; Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk; On the Town; The Ride Down Mt. Morgan; Topdog/Underdog; Elaine Stritch at Liberty; Take Me Out; Caroline, or Change; Well; Passing Strange; the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; and the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park production of The Merchant of

TICKET INFORMATION    LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST begins performances on Tuesday, October 18 and runs through Sunday, November 6 in The Public Theater’s Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, October 31.    The performance schedule is Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (There is no 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, October 22.)    All tickets for Public Lab productions are $15. Single tickets go on sale on Tuesday, September 13, and can be purchased by calling (212) 967-7555, by visiting, or in person at The Public Theater box office. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street.     To redeem the Love’s Labor’s Won ticket offer, please visit The Public Theater box office with a copy of your marriage certificate and photo ID. Offer subject to availability and prior sale; cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.

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The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.

Public Lab is made possible with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Additional support is provided by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

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