Love’s LaBEERs Lost

By William Shakespeare
Re-Conceived & Directed by Sara Bickler

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photography by Ryan Maxwell Photography –  art by Mona Khadr -graphic design by Philip da Costa


In Partnership with Grain of Sand Theatre




In this immersive production of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost the audience joins the court of Navarre while their “no women allowed” party is in full swing. Drink along as the King and his bros fail miserably at their vow to abstain booze, fun and women. Watch as the Princess of France and her entourage show up to entice, outwit and out drink the King and Co. Everyone falls in love and a fun time is had by all – until last minute bad news ends the party and leaves everyone with a killer hangover and not much else to show for it.


Performed at the amazingly awesome DC Reynolds Bar in Petworth, DC!

How to get there:
3628 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia

Photos by Ryan Maxwell Photography
Art by Mona Khadr
Graphic Design by Philip da Costa

September 29th – October 22nd 2016

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting at 9pm

PWYC Preview – Wednesday, September 28th
Tickets available at the door only


THIS SHOW IS 21 and UP ONLY, sorry kiddos! All single tickets to performances are $20.00 in advance or at the door

*no handicap access, so sorry for inconvenience!


Tickets Sold Out Online? Try your luck at the door 1 hour before showtime.


square DannyDanny Cackley is a proud alumnus of the National Players, Tour 65 (Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, and Odyssey). D.C. acting credits include the world premiere of David Ives’ Metromaniacs with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, understudying at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre (Othello) and Studio Theatre (The Walworth Farce), as well as productions with Faction of Fools, Flying V Theatre, Discovery Theatre, Lean & Hungry Theater (Company Member), and Brave Spirits Theatre (Artistic Associate). Danny received a BA in Drama from the University of Virginia.

square KevinKevin Collins is a DC area actor and musician. Area credits include appearances with Scena Theatre, Field Trip Theatre, Adventure Theatre MTC, Imagination Stage, Lean & Hungry Theater, and NextStop Theatre. He can also be found playing bluegrass music with Two Ton Twig. He earned a Post-Grad Diploma in Theatre & Performance from Trinity College Dublin and a BA from James Madison University. 

square LizElizabeth Hansen is delighted to be making their LiveArtDC debut!  Their favorite past experiences include Crave and Apotheosis with Avalanche Theatre Company, Play Cupid with New Game Theatre (Capital Fringe Festival), Bug with Dominion Stage, and Nine through Theatre Lab.  Bucketloads of love to Meem, Chris, Jon Jon, and Kara! 

 Jonathan Douglass  is a native of the D.M.V. and is a graduate of Washington, D.C.’s acclaimed Studio Theatre. Some of Jonathan’s theatrical and film collaborations include working with area museums such as Smithsonian’s American Indian Museum, The Smithsonian Discovery Theater’s, DC’s Capital Fringe Festival’s, the NetFlix Series, and The Discovery Channel.
Jonathan appreciates being a part of the LiveArtDC’s ruckus frat party interpretation of Shakespearean comedy Loves LaBeers Lost. Best wishes to the entire cast, crew and supporters.  “All the world’s a stage”, let’s have fun on this grand adventure!!! 

square CaitlinCaitlin Partridge is delighted to make her LiveArtDC debut as the Princess of France! She has performed with Boston Theater Co., Naked Theater Co., Shakespeare Now!, Underground Railway Theater, and the O’Neill Theater Center. She is the Literary Director of Theatre Prometheus. #teamfrance 

square MelMelissa Hmelnickey has been seen on DC area stages over the last nine years with WSC Avant Bard, Pinky Swear Productions (company member), Forum Theatre, Keegan Theatre, Maryland Shakespeare Festival, Tenth Muse, Theatre Prometheus, Wandering Souls, at Capital Fringe (with various companies), and now with LiveArtDC. Melissa holds a BA in Drama from Catholic University and sends love to Jill. 

square Amber Amber A. Gibson  is pleased to make her LiveArtDC debut.
Regional credits: Flying V Theatre—Valkyrie at the Roller Disco, NextStop Theatre—Snow White, Chesapeake Shakespeare—All’s Well That Ends Well, NuSass Theatre—No ExitA Bright Room Called Day, Brave Spirits Theatre—A Midsummer Night’s DreamTwo Noble Kinsmen. Upcoming: Brother Mario—Flying V Theatre February 25-March 13th 2017 

square MeganMegan Reichelt is excited to sink her teeth into Shakespeare with such a talented group of artists. She was most recently seen as Millie in Static at the Source Festival.  As a company member of Flying V, Megan has performed as Ensemble/ Puppeteer in Flying V Fights: Heroes and Monsters: Opal/ Puppeteer in the Pirate Laureate and the King of the Sea and as Opal/ Aurora in the Pirate Laureate of Port Town. As a Rorschach Theatre Company member, she has performed as Only in Glassheart, Juliet in Living Dead in Denmark, Lucille in The Gallerist, and ensemble in Skin of Our Teeth. Other roles include Naomi in A Cre@tion Story for Naomi and When the Stars Go Out with Bright Alchemy Theatre, Emily in The Resurrectionist King with Active Cultures, and Feste in Twelfth Night with Wandering Souls.  So much love to her real life romantic lead, Lee Liebeskind. 

square KerryKerry McGee is a DC-based actor, director, writer, and teaching artist.  She is an ensemble member with We Happy Few Productions where she adapted and directed Chalk last Summer and acted in The Winter’s Tale.  She also is a conspirator at dog & pony dc, where she has worked on BeertownToast, and FROM: A You-Us History Project.  Kerry works as a teaching artist at Arena Stage and has received her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University.

square MattMatthew Taylor Strote is an actor, teaching artist and dramaturg from the Washington DC area. Some of his favorite projects and collaborations have been with: Signature Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, Source Festival, Pointless Theatre, Live Action Theatre, Faction of Fools, and Imagination Stage. He holds a B.A. in Theatre, as well as a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland, College Park.  

square NiushaNiusha Nawab – Buy me a drink and I’ll tell you about that cool show I did in high school. 

Sara Bickler is ecstatic to be back at DC Reynolds and with LiveArtDC after directing Capital Fringe’s 2014 Best Drama Award Winner and sold out hit R+J: Star Cross’d Deathmatch. Sara is a founding member of Grain of Sand Theatre. She directed the company’s hit holiday show, You Can’t Get a Decent Margarita at the North Pole, 2016 Fringe show The Greatest Science Fiction Show (no one’s ever seen) and appeared in Hamlet: Reframed(Gertrude), Raising Cane (Queen), and Tell-Tale (Hannah). 

 Nick DePinto is a professional Actor based in Washington DC. For the past 18 years he has performed internationally, regionally, on tour and here in the nation’s capital. When not onstage Nick can be found narrating books for the Library of Congress; Voicing a whole range of cowboys, superheroes, pirates, Lovers & monsters at Graphic Audio; and teaching Acting at Mcdaniel College.  

 Heather Whitpan wrote and starred in LiveArtDC’s first play I <3 Hummels which opened to stellar reviews in the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival and performed in Las Vegas for the MI Hummel Convention. Heather produced bar hits R+J: Star-Cross’d  Death Match, Drunkle Vanya, and The Merry Death of Robin Hood with LiveArtDC and looks forward to producing many more drunken theater classics in the future. Heather is also a local costume designer and has designed for the Source Festival, Signature Theatre, Pinky Swear Productions, Brave Spirits Theatre and Federal Theatre Project.  Heather would like to thank the LiveArtDC Family and her own family (Jon and Dennis) for their support. 

 Sarah Kamins is excited to be a part of this fun and crazy production – her first with LiveArtDC!  Sarah has stage managed for various DC area theatre companies including Taffety Punk, WSC – Avant Bard, No Rules Theatre Company, Molotov Theatre Group, Pinky Swear Productions, and Lean & Hungry Theater. 

House Band: A Rustic Riot

Rustic Riot

A RUSTIC RIOT is the unholy yet seductive collision of “Slick Nick Riot (Guitars, Harmonica Vocals) and “Blissful” Chris Rustic (Drums, Percussion, Vocals).  After years of honing their musical kung fu independent of each other, these two debonair Lotharios chanced to meet on a magical hilltop in the wild Spring of 2014.

“Broadside ye, Lad!” was a battle cry from Goodman Rustic’s lips before the ever sly Mr. Riot, esq. stabbed him in the left bicep with a protruding quill dipped in the blood of a maidenly bullstang.

Wounds heal; brotherly bonds do not. A musical marriage was cast in penny bronze that day and A RUSTIC RIOT spread its pteranodon wings to fly on the updrafts of glory over the heads of rival armies on a noble mission to sate the toddler whinings of your hungry ears. Their songs bear witness to: Lovelorn robots, nocturnal barnyard emissions, the unbearable whiteness of Georgetown, the last breed of rye whiskey worth a damn, and the Perils of leaving the enchanted state of West Virginia.

They do sultry tonk & roll like nobawdy’s business!
They both dated Joan of Arc!
They are acid rain on Pooh’s blustery day!

Come & join the ruckus!!



Coming Soon!


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