Free Kings

Glendale’s Brelby Theatre Company just won’t stop doing the Shakespeare. The young and frisky troupe focuses on the part of the canon that features young and frisky characters, and so far, so good. This time around, it’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, given a silent film/speakeasy kind of feel and a couple of extra chicks in the fun roles of chaperone Boyet and snotty scholar Holofernes. The plot concerns a well-meaning, studly king who has his bros join him in pledging -- no, no, not a frat. The pledge is to maintain good study habits and stay away from the distractions of womankind. But a French princess and her retinue show up and hey, you have to be good hosts, right?

Performances continue through Saturday, March 29, at 6835 North 58th Avenue. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20. Snag your ducats, $10 to $20, at or 623-282-2781.

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: March 14. Continues through March 29, 2014
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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
Contact: Julie Peterson