‘All’s Well That Ends Love’s Labours’


Shoestring Players present Shakespeare with a twist

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Courtesy photo The Shoestring Players of USC Upstate will present “All’s Well That Ends Love’s Labours” Aug. 19-21. Described as “Shakespeare with a twist,” the play brings together characters from eight plays by William Shakespeare to debate the merits of love. The show will be presented at the Performing Arts Center Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.


Courtesy photo The merits of love are debated by eight characters from the plays of William Shakespeare in “All’s Well That Ends Love’s Labours.” The play, described as “Shakespeare with a twist,” will be performed by the USC Upstate Shoestring Players Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center Theatre.


Courtesy photo Eight characters from the plays of William Shakespeare debate the merits of love in the USC Upstate Shoestring Players production of “All’s Well That Ends Love’s Labours.” Described as “Shakespeare with a twist,” the play was developed by the troupe and had its debut in London, England. It will be performed at the Performing Arts Center Theatre this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.


SPARTANBURG — The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will perform “All’s Well That Ends Love’s Labours,” August 19-21 in the Performing Arts Center Theatre at USC Upstate.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Performing Arts Center Theatre. Tickets are $2.

The devised theatre piece debuted in London, England, in July while the troupe participated in the International Youth Arts Festival.

The show features eight characters from eight different Shakespearen plays as they come together in one place and time to debate the merits of love. Original music for the show was written by USC Upstate student Garrett Gibson.

The cast includes: Garrett Gibson of Spartanburg, Alastair Mann of Spartanburg, Howie Jordan of Greenville, Brigitte Staggs of Woodruff, Eva Grayson of Liberty, Brooke Mize of Greenville, Brandon Mimnaugh of Boiling Springs, Anthony Gregory of Boiling Springs. Production staff includes Kelly Casteel of Spartanburg, company manager, and Cody Kelien of Summerville, technical director.

This is the sixth time that a USC Upstate production has been juried and awarded the opportunity to perform at The Rose Theatre, a 900-seat venue located in the London Borough of Kingston Upon Thames modeled on the original Elizabethan Rose Theatre, situated on London’s Bankside. The Rose produces its own productions all year round with varied repertoire consisting of classical revivals, neglected modern masterpieces, new translations of foreign plays and occasional world premieres. A wide range of distinguished actors have appeared at the Rose including Jane Asher, Peter Bowles, Judi Dench and Timothy West.

As a result of their most recent performance, the Shoestring Players have been invited to return to the International Youth Arts Festival next summer.

For more information, contact Jimm Cox, director of theater, at (864) 503-5697 or jcox @uscupstate.edu.

Courtesy photo The Shoestring Players of USC Upstate will present “All’s Well That Ends Love’s Labours” Aug. 19-21. Described as “Shakespeare with a twist,” the play brings together characters from eight plays by William Shakespeare to debate the merits of love. The show will be presented at the Performing Arts Center Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_thumbnail_performance-3.jpgCourtesy photo The Shoestring Players of USC Upstate will present “All’s Well That Ends Love’s Labours” Aug. 19-21. Described as “Shakespeare with a twist,” the play brings together characters from eight plays by William Shakespeare to debate the merits of love. The show will be presented at the Performing Arts Center Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Courtesy photo The merits of love are debated by eight characters from the plays of William Shakespeare in “All’s Well That Ends Love’s Labours.” The play, described as “Shakespeare with a twist,” will be performed by the USC Upstate Shoestring Players Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center Theatre.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_thumbnail_performance-2.jpgCourtesy photo The merits of love are debated by eight characters from the plays of William Shakespeare in “All’s Well That Ends Love’s Labours.” The play, described as “Shakespeare with a twist,” will be performed by the USC Upstate Shoestring Players Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center Theatre.

Courtesy photo Eight characters from the plays of William Shakespeare debate the merits of love in the USC Upstate Shoestring Players production of “All’s Well That Ends Love’s Labours.” Described as “Shakespeare with a twist,” the play was developed by the troupe and had its debut in London, England. It will be performed at the Performing Arts Center Theatre this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_thumbnail_image1.jpgCourtesy photo Eight characters from the plays of William Shakespeare debate the merits of love in the USC Upstate Shoestring Players production of “All’s Well That Ends Love’s Labours.” Described as “Shakespeare with a twist,” the play was developed by the troupe and had its debut in London, England. It will be performed at the Performing Arts Center Theatre this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Shoestring Players present Shakespeare with a twist

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This story courtesy of USC Upstate.

This story courtesy of USC Upstate.

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