WINTER/SPRING 2012  King John | Love’s Labor’s Lost | Hamlet – Los Angeles Drama Club

WINTER/SPRING 2012  King John | Love’s Labor’s Lost | Hamlet

WINTER/SPRING 2012  King John | Love’s Labor’s Lost | Hamlet

Our 2012 season presented three unique challenges that pushed our Players to new heights of artistry and accomplishment. Complex stories, challenging text, and musical explorations were all part of the odyssey taken by 42 Players.

For our “Rare Gem” series, we tackled King John, set in 1850s Appalachia. Not only did the setting work beautifully, but the Players stunned even their directors by navigating the shifting alliances and machinations of the characters with ease, grace and so much life.

Love’s Labors Lost took us the 1950s Las Vegas – again, the transplant took perfectly, and casino bosses, showgirls and even Elvis impersonators added to the fun!

A play as iconic as Hamlet deserves special attention, and 12 of our Players gave a whole school year to tackling its complexity. The role of Hamlet was divided into four parts – our four Hamlets worked together to reflect the full spectrum of one of Shakespeare’s most famous characters. Several audience members commented that our Steampunk-themed production gave them new insight into the play.

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