Hamlet / Love's Labour's Lost (2014)

Summer 2014

"The very best summer thing."
-- Warren Greenwood, Ithaca Times

The most famous character ever created, in the most famous play of all time...paired with one of Shakespeare's most exuberant, effervescent romantic comedies...

Read Part 1 of the Ithaca Journal preview article on the shows

Read Part 2 of the Ithaca Journal preview article on the shows

Read the Ithaca Times preview article on the shows

Read the Ithaca Voice article on the shows

July 10, 12, 18, 20, 24, 26 at 6 pm

Revenge, murder, ghosts, madness, wicked humor, swordfights, the most complex dramatic character of all time, a celebration of the art of acting, and the most famous speech ever written...

Love's Labour's Lost
July 11, 13, 17, 19, 25, 27 at 6 pm

A king and three of his lords match wits and wiles with a princess and three of her ladies, while a gallery of comic characters woo, fight, put on a play, and generally make fools of themselves. A funny, light, romantic comedy with a surprise ending that you won't see coming.

Thursdays Pay What You Can ($10 suggested)
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays $10 General Admission
Reserved Seating $25 All Shows

These Summer 2014 productions are part of our 3-year celebration of


2014 is the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth.

2016 is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

In celebration of these anniversaries, the Ithaca Shakespeare Company is embarking on an ambitious 3-year exploration of plays that for various reasons hold a special place among Shakespeare's works.

We began this series with our February 2014 production of Shakespeare's late masterpiece The Tempest, probably the last play that Shakespeare wrote by himself before retiring from the theatre.

Upcoming seasons will feature more milestones from Shakespeare's career, including the cycle of history plays that collectively might represent his single greatest achievement.

So stay tuned for more details and a spectacular 3-year ride...