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Summer Shakespeare Ensemble Prepares for Opening Night

Despite the extreme humidity and heat, seeing individuals dressed in Renaissance garb reciting sentences in iambic pentameter on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus is not a mirage. Instead, it is the members of the Brookdale Summer Shakespeare Ensemble perfecting their performance for this year’s Shakespeare on the Lawn’s production, which opened on July 11.

Members of the cast and crew worked diligently in the warm sun during the full dress rehearsal making final adjustments to lighting and staging for the 12th

annual event. This year, the Ensemble will perform the comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost, a forgotten gem in the Shakespeare canon, on the Larrison Hall lawn.

In Love’s Labour’s Lost, the King of Navarre and his men take an oath to devote their lives to scholarship — without the company of women. A crimp in their plan arrives in the form of the Princess of France and her three ladies-in-waiting. Instantly, all of the men fall in love and humorous sub-plots ensue.

The Shakespearian comedy will entertain crowds on July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20 at 7 pm; and July 14 and 21 at 6 pm. Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair to the performance.

For more information, please call the Performing Arts Center Box Office at (732) 224-2411.

Featured Photo (above) back row from left to right: AJ Melnick, Stephen Dobbins, Christopher Friedel, Anthony Potter, Kenneth Richlin, Ashley Green (alum) Front row: Mary Myers (alum), Audra Taliercio (alum), Caitlin Chelednik, Carolyn Hodge (alum), Daniel Escobar, Sam Giustiniani (alum)

Anthony Holiday, Juliana Marron, and Cody Goold perform a scene at a final rehearsal for Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Anthony Holiday, Juliana Marron, and Cody Goold perform a scene at a final rehearsal for Love’s Labour’s Lost.