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Spring 2021 Show

Love’s Labor's Lost

A 90-minute Musical Comedy about love, nature, and Yosemite 
For all ages and all creatures

Our 2020 show is uniquely adapted for Yosemite National Park, based on Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost.

It's 1970, and two bands go on songwriting retreats in Yosemite determined to focus only on their art, and discover a world that needs their music, and their love. Join us for a celebration of nature, harmony, and connection.

What saves the Earth? Science, art, love…and a bit of Shakespeare! 

Shows:

Wednesday, April 22nd: Merced Multicultural Arts Center (the MAC), 7:30 pm

Friday, April 24: School field trip show, 11 am, Curry Village

Public performance, 5 pm, Curry Village

Saturday, April 25: Public Performance, 10 am, Curry Village

Public Performance, 5 pm, Curry Village

Sunday, April 26: Public Performance, 11 am, Curry Village 
[Bus information for UC Merced students, staff, and faculty to come]

All shows are FREE. There are no tickets; just show up!

Production team for Love's Labor's Lost:

Cast:

THE SONS OF THE NAVARRE

Berowne, Vocals/Lead Guitar Tonatiuh Newbold, Yosemite employee

Fernando, Vocals: Angel Nuñez, UC Merced student

Lou Longaville, Vocals/Wind Instruments: Gillian Halkola, UC Merced student

Dumaine, Vocals: Andrew Hardy, UC Merced student

SIERRA GIRLS

Rosaline, Vocals/Violin: Madelyn Lara, UC Merced student

Princess, Vocals: Sofia Andom, UC Merced student

Maria, Vocals/Guitar: Cathryn Flores, UC Merced student

Katharine, Vocals: Amber Loper, UC Merced student

 

Costard, an intern: Alejandro Serrano, UC Merced student

Nate, a scientist/ Vocals/Percussion: Tawanda Chabikwa, UC Merced faculty

Gil: Devon Glover, AKA the Sonnet Man

Ranger Marion: Marion Roubal, NPS ranger 

Ranger Mercade: Jamie Richards/Shelton Johnson, NPS rangers

 

Crew:

Director and Adapter: Paul Prescott, University of Warwick faculty

Associate Director: Katherine Steele Brokaw, UC Merced faculty

Production Manager: Billy Wolfgang, University of Warwick graduate student

Associate Producer: Kim Garner, UC Merced

Research and Marketing support: Maria Nguyen-Cruz, UC Merced student

Yosemite and Curry Village support: Ashely McCombs, Ranger Jamie Richards

New music by: Cathryn Flores, Devon Glover

Choreography: Tawanda Chabikwa

Design and crafts: Leslie Rios-Mendez, Alanna Aujero, Christopher Contreras, Arly Nino, Angelica Flores, Grace Garnica, Karen Roman, UC Merced students

Videography: Imani Jones and Justin Gonzales, UC Merced students

Field trip, rehearsal, and archive support: Kate Templeton, Laura Gonzalez, Arlyn Gonzalez, Yosemite Leadership Program & UC Merced students 

Partners: UC Merced, University of Warwick, Yosemite National Park, Curry Village/Aramark 

 

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