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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tickets range from $15 - $35

2017 Mock Trial: Love’s Labour’s Lost

Join us on March 14 for an argument before a panel of celebrity judges based on a scenario from Love’s Labour’s Lost. Characters from the show will delight attendees as they improvise their way through the mock trial, making pop culture references, and offering wild modifications to history. While the audience offers an advisory verdict, the final ruling will be made by a panel of celebrity judges.

This year’s trial will be the Senate Confirmation Hearing of Ferdinand, the King of Navarre (from Love’s Labour’s Lost) for the post of Secretary of Labour. Don’t miss out on this special event, and purchase your tickets below!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803

6:00 p.m. VIP Reception: light hors d’oeuvres, plus beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.
7:00 p.m. Arguments and Decision


ADVOCATES

  • Kimberly A. Ashby, partner at Foley and Lardner LLP
  • Nicholas A. Shannin, Esq.

CELEBRITY JUDGES INCLUDE:

  • Scott Maxwell, Orlando Sentinel “Taking Names” Columnist.
  • The Honorable Belvin Perry, Jr., Attorney at Morgan & Morgan.
  • Taylor Simpson Wood, Barry University.
  • Julie Wolf, Senior Private Banker SVP at Wells Fargo.

*Participants are subject to change without prior notice.


HOW CAN I BUY TICKETS?

Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased by calling the box office at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1 or by visiting the Orlando Shakes website.

Sponsored By

Wells Fargo Mock Trial

Additional Support by

Taurus Investment Mock Trial Cory Taylor, Sponsor, Mock Trial


HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE 2017 MOCK TRIAL?

For more information about how you or your company can become involved in the Mock Trial, please contact our Director of Development Dana Nichols at 407-447-1700 ext. 206 or at danan@orlandoshakes.org.

Click here to download a PDF of the Mock Trial Flier


WHAT IS THE MOCK TRIAL? A BIT OF HISTORY

Each spring, Orlando Shakespeare Theater hosts an annual Mock Trial that has become one of the most anticipated events on the Theater’s calendar. Hailed as live theater meets Judge Judy, the Mock Trial assembles a panel of celebrity judges to hear a case based on one of the season’s Signature Series productions and argued by notable attorneys in Central Florida.

The Mock Trial was conceived in 2009 to explore the connection between classical theater and modern-day law. Past mock trials have considered whether Shakespeare’s Hamlet was insane when he killed Polonius, addressed a contentious Darcy vs. Wickham defamation lawsuit based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and asked if the old rogue Falstaff from The Merry Wives of Windsor was falsely imprisoned.