"Love's Labour's Lost" at Muskingum Park

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One dress rehearsal down, seven to go.

Love's Labour's Lost at Marietta's gazebo in Muskingum Park.

Thursday night was the first take of Shakespeare's play on stage after Music at the Park.

This time around the play's a musical adaptation Appalachian style.

The play's free of charge and put on by the Hippodrome Colony Historical Theatre Association, Marietta College and the Mid-Ohio Valley Players.

"We're not knocking anybody or knocking anything. It's just um, I'm British and we just love laughing at ourselves. And so it's quite nice to see other people laughing at themselves," says Geoff Coward, director.

"I thought it was odd at first, but once I started writing the songs I thought this is a natural thing really, to take his words and put them to folk melodies," says song writer/maestro Todd Burge

Any donations given will help cover production costs.

The play runs this weekend - Friday and Sunday - and starts again July 17th through the 20th.

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