Measure for Measure
“Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall”
Measure for Measure is a dark comedy of power, sex and morality. The Duke of Vienna turns the reins of power over to his protégé Angelo to enforce long-neglected codes of moral conduct. When a novice nun comes to plead for the life of her condemned brother, Angelo’s shockingly hypocritical response is to make an ‘indecent proposal’ that leaves Isabella to choose between her brother’s life and her salvation. Isabella’s only ally is a friar, in reality the Duke in disguise, and he has a plan. CSF Artistic Director Tyson Douglas Rand sets the play in a Vienna reminiscent of New Orleans, with the competing strains of gospel and jazz music in the air.
Measure for Measure opens its tour June 14-15 at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, then runs in repertory with Two Gentlemen of Verona through August 3 at these locations:
6/14-6/15: Notre Dame College, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, OH 44121
6/29: Kulas Stage at Wade Oval, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland, OH, 44107
7/6: The James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH, 44060
7/13: Shaker Heights Community Colonnade, 3450 Lee Rd., Shaker Heights, OH, 44120
7/20: LCCC Stocker Center for the Arts, 1005 Abbe Rd., Elyria, OH, 44035
7/27: Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Ave., Lakewood, OH, 44107
8/3: Tremont – Lincoln Park, 1208 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44113
All shows start at 7:00 pm. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and seat themselves prior to each outdoor performance. Rain spaces have been secured for every venue except Wade Oval, allowing performances to proceed rain or shine.