Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is an edgy, debate-worthy play where Shakespeare explores the paradoxical way that restrictive policies produce unintended results, often exactly the opposite of the results they were trying to produce. The main character, Isabella, faces impossible choices brought forth by leaders who enforce abstractions and allow double standards for themselves. Her conflict with Angelo leaves her brother’s life hanging in the balance. It’s a play concerned with purity, mercy, good social order, and the liberty of conscience.
This production seeks to discover what happens when we strip the play down to its essence and see how it uncomfortably and brilliantly resonates with our era of backlash and confusion about prohibitions and bans, both on ideas and reproductive rights; the effects of policing and the nature of safety; and the freedom to live and love with self-determination. Directed by Professor Sara Freeman.
Tickets (when available) and show info here.