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Love's Labour's Lost

Who can keep their lofty oaths when faced with a beautiful princess?

Shakespeare’s classic adventure is reimagined with a contemporary translation, and comes to life with rollicking misadventures, mistaken identities, and live music.

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Love's Labour's Lost
by William Shakespeare
Translated and adapted by Edmund Stapleton
Timms Centre for the Arts
October 8-16, 2021

Adaptation by Edmund Stapleton

Preview October 7, 2021

Matinee Performance October 14, 2021


Evening performances start at 7:30pm,

Matinee performance starts at 12:30pm. 

Studio Theatre will not be not offering subscriptions for the 2021 – 2022 season.  Alternatively, we are offering FLEX passes. FLEX passes allow you to redeem three tickets at a discounted rate. These three tickets can be used to three different productions or all ticketed to a single production. They can be redeemed in person at the Timms Centre box office or by emailing

Single tickets and FLEX passes will be available for purchase at least two weeks prior to the first performance of each production.  We are encouraging purchases and/or donations to be made online HERE. 

Ticket Prices:

Single ticket evening : Adult $25.00, Senior $22.00, & Student $12.00

Single ticket matinee : Adult $20.00, Senior $18.00 & Student $12.00

FLEX passes: Adult/Senior $60.00 & Student $30.00 

Discounted ticket prices:

Preview: All Tickets $5.00 

Half price Mondays: Adult $12.50, and Senior $11.00 & Student $6.00 

This season the Timms Centre daytime box office hours will vary. On performance days, the box office will open one hour prior to curtain. At this time, in person box office sales will be cash only.


Our mandate is to keep everyone safe while in the Timms Centre for the Arts. We are following all current COVID-19 protocols as dictated by AHS and the University of Alberta.  Please visit THIS LINK for all up to date protocols. 

We are happy to answer questions or inquiries about tickets and our 2021-2022 season by email ( or

phone (780-492-2495).

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Director's Notes


"A dramaturg is a member of the artistic team of a theatre production who is a specialist in the transformation of a dramatic script into a meaningful living performance."

(5) Michael Mark Chemers, Ghost Light: An Introductory Handbook for Dramaturgy, Southern Illinois University Press, 2010.


Uncovering Costume

Uncover how conscious anachronism can support a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare.

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An Interview with
Edmund Stapleton

Hear from the Director about his thesis research on this production of Love's Labour's Lost.

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An Interview with
Feng Yi Jiang

Hear from the Set, Costume and Lighting Designer about her thesis research on this production of Love's Labour's Lost.

Dig Deeper


*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy.




Director — Edmund Stapleton

Set DesignerFengYi Jiang

Costume Designer — FengYi Jiang

Lighting DesignerFengYi Jiang

Design Assistant — Lieke den Bakker

Sound DesignerShella Novakovic-Apostol 

Movement Coach — Léda Davies

Stage Manager — Charlotte Braid

Assistant Stage Manager — Amy Dass

Music Director Dean Stockdale

Dance Captain Shaughnessy O'Brien

Drag Consultant — Brett Dahl

Magic Consultant — James Hawksley


Abby McDougal— Rosaline/Jaquenetta

Ben Kuchera— King of Navarre/ Nathaniel

Chris Cook— Armado

Colin Bluekens— Hickory

Dean Stockdale— Longaville/Holofernes/ Music Director

Emily Thorne— Maria/Dull

Emma Ryan— Princess of France

Jordan Harvey— Berowne

Oscar Derkx— Boyet

Shaughnessy O’Brien— Moth



Department Chair/Artistic Director — Melanie Dreyer-Lude 

Theatre Administrator — David Prestley 

Box Office Coordinator — Candice Stollery

Executive/Administrative Assistant — Helen Baggaley

Marketing and Communications — Erik Einsiedel


Directing Advisor  —  Sandy Nicholls

Stage Management  —  John Raymond

Design Advisor —  Guido Tondino

Sound Advisor —  Matthew Skopyk


Production Manager — Gerry van Hezewyk 

Technical Director — Larry Clark 

Assistant Technical Director — Garret DeRede

​Head of Wardrobe — Joanna Johnston

Head of Carpentry — Darrell Cooksey

Stage Carpenter — Garret DeRede

Stage Crew Nichole Man

Head of Paint — Rebecca Cypher

Paint Crew — Faith Conner, Aryanna Slifka, Taylor                               Howell, Nyx McLeod,Ysen Wang,                    Amanda Yin, Juliana Stephens

Lighting Crew — Ian McLellan, Faith Conner, Aryanna                              Slifka, Taylor Howell, Nyx McLeod,                           Ysen Wang, Amanda Yin, Juliana Stephens  

Properties Master — Jane Kline

Lighting Supervisor — Jeff Osterlin

Head of Lighting — Derek Miiller

Lighting Operator — Andraya Rodrigues

Sound Supervisor — Matthew Skopyk

Head of Sound — Dylan MacKay

Sound Operator — Dylan MacKay



Content compiled by T. Erin Gruber and Vida Khanbabaei

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