Love Labours Won has its U.S. Premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

Love Labours Won

Rogue Shakespeare® (theatre company) makes its long-awaited U.S. premiere of celebrated poet Ryan J-W Smith’s award-winning third verse play, Love Labours Won at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Love Labours Won is an original, comedic Shakespearean pastiche written entirely in Elizabethan-style rhyming iambic verse and one of the most acclaimed plays ever to come out of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was Pick of the Fringe two years running; garnered multiple 4 and 5 star reviews, an Arts Council England award, and played to packed houses.

Smith directs and stars in the 65-minute production, which also features a cast of six international actors including Seth Leslie, Carol Vandegrift, Cameran Surles, James Hansen, Stephen Tyler Howell, and Elyse Sharp, at the newly renamed Acme Theatre on Hollywood Theatre Row. And, according to press materials, the audience will be treated to free organic chocolate at every performance…(perhaps in anticipation of a sweet ending?)

Ryan J-W Smith is a world-renowned British poet, playwright, director, producer, actor and filmmaker. He has written 4 critically acclaimed plays in rhyming iambic verse, over 1280 (and counting) Shakespearean Sonnets, was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and is currently completing his debut feature documentary 2plus2makes4 starring himself, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Ed Asner, Tony-nominated Daniel Sunjata, Professor Noam Chomsky and the late Emmy-nominated Gore Vidal. Smith’s previous films have received over 25 film festival selections, nominations and wins.

June 19 – 27, 2015
Rogue Shakespeare
Acme Theatre
6470 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038


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