LiveArtDC and Grain of Sand Theatre Present “Love’s LaBEERs Lost” at DC Reynolds

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AUGUST 9, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LiveArtDC and Grain of Sand Theatre Present Love’s LaBEERs Lost at DC Reynolds

(WASHINGTON, DC): LiveArtDC, in partnership with Grain of Sand Theatre, is proud to announce its fall production of Love’s LaBEERs Lost as re-conceived and directed by Grain of Sand Managing Director Sara Bickler. Performances will take place September 29-October 22 at Petworth neighborhood favorite, DC Reynolds.

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 from women, booze and fun. Watch as the Princess of France and her entourage show up to entice, outwit and out drink the boys.

Fresh off sold-out performances of The Greatest Science Fiction Show (No One’s Ever Seen) at the Capital Fringe Festival, Director Bickler returns to LiveArtDC after the smashing success of R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match in 2014. “Critics have called LiveArtDC and DC Reynolds ‘the proverbial dream team,’ and our team just got even dreamier. With Sara Bickler and Grain of Sand on board, we are officially unstoppable. We make a kickass team that produces one hell of a boozy good time. But we’re proudest of the fact that our theatre company is producing successful work that’s centered in the neighborhood we love and puts the creative input of our actors front and center. That’s what it’s all about for us, and Love’s LaBEERS is no exception. Grab a drink, and I’ll see you there!” says LiveArtDC Producing Artistic Director Heather Whitpan.

“Love’s LaBEERS Lost is a show I’ve been thinking about for years. Combining Grain of Sand’s mission to look at the unusual through the familiar with LiveArt’s collaborative ‘all hands on deck’ creative process is the perfect way to bring it to the stage. Or the bar, as it were! I’m excited to return after the fun ofR+J,” says Bickler.

The cast of all LiveArtDC newcomers includes DC theatre standouts Danny Cackley as Ferdinand, King of Navarre, Melissa Hmelnickey as Rosaline and Megan Reichelt as Katharine. The show is accompanied by house band A Rustic Riot featuring LiveArtDC family member Nick DePinto and Christopher Herring.

Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door. Tickets, updates and more detailed information can be found at the LiveArtDC website.

LiveArtDC (rhymes with “Give Art DC”) is a Washington, DC based company of artists who believe in the power of collaboration to create engaging stories for the theatre. Comprised of writers, actors, directors, dramaturgs and other art lovers, LiveArtDC is focused on the process of story and character development. No play is guided by a production deadline. Our inaugural show I <3 Hummels was incubated over three years, premiered at the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival and was remounted in 2013 in Washington, DC and Las Vegas, NV. Current development projects include The Clara Bow Project andCausality.

Where:

DC Reynolds is located at 3628 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia and accessible from the Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Stop.  Capital Bikeshare and WMATA 70 bus stop is also nearby at New Hampshire and Georgia Ave.  

When:

Performances September 28, 29 and October 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22 at 9PM

PRESS NIGHT IS THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29
PLEASE RESERVE NOW – WE WILL SELL OUT

Who:

Director: Sara Bickler

Creative Team: Nick DePinto, Ty Hallmark, Sarah Kamins, and Heather Whitpan

Featuring: Danny Cackley, Kevin Collins, Jonathan Douglass, Elizabeth Hansen, Amber Gibson, Melissa Hmelnickey, Kerry McGee, Niusha Nawab, Caitlin Partridge, Meghan Reichelt, Matthew Taylor Strote, and house band A Rustic Riot

 

Contact: Ty Hallmark, Marketing and Communications Director,livefortheart@gmail.com

Find out more at liveartdc.com

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