The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 26th season with a musical adaptation of “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” Friday, June 19, to Sept. 20 on the Howard Family Stage, in the 270-seat Douglas Campbell Theatre Tent in Vancouver, B.C.,’s Vanier Park, 11 Chestnut St.
Set in the 1920s, Ferdinand, “The King,” controls the illegal liquor and gambling trade on Chicago’s South Side. He has decided to give up all vice (especially women) and turn his popular speakeasy, Navarre, into a scholarly retreat for three years.
His two friends, Berowne and Dumain, agree to swear an oath to give up vice as well. But it isn’t long before the three friends concoct a plan to pursue the ladies, as jazz favorites are performed by an onstage band.