Love's Labour's Lost July 28 - August 6 Performances Friday - Sunday July 28 - 30 and Thursday - Sunday August 3 - 6 7pm
The year is 1880. In Paris, a group of young artists stage an exhibit of a bold new style of art. The strokes of paint are light and capture singular moments of time. The artists include Monet, Degas, Cezzanne and Renoir. The art is called Impressionism. This wave of new and unique art forms sweep to Navarre, the Arts Academe attended by Ferdinand and his friends Biron, Longaville and Dumain. Ferdinand declares, "Navaree shall be the wonder of the world; our court shall be a little Academe; still and contemplative in living art. “ Inspired by his passion for art, and his desire to attain a reputation of high esteem in the art community, Ferdinand instructs the men to pledge an oath to forswear women, eat but one meal a day, and sleep but three hours in the night; all in the name of artistic enlightenment. Of course, just at the swearing of it, four ladies arrive at the Academe. The Princess, Rosaline, Maria, and Katherine are too lovely to ignore and havoc ensues! There is art of course, but there is also love, broken vows, and a great deal of hilarity Will the men succumb to that which will not be denied; love? Or will it be a labour lost?
‘Impression—I was certain of it. I was just telling myself that, since I was impressed, there had to be some impression in it ... and what freedom, what ease of workmanship! Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape.’