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About Measure for Measure

Shakespeare’s strikingly current play speaks powerfully about impossible moral choices in the story of the devout novice Isabella, whose faith is tested when her brother is sentenced to death for impregnating Juliet out of wedlock. When the outwardly virtuous leader Angelo propositions Isabella in exchange for his release, she must consider whether upholding her holy vows is worth her innocent brother’s life.

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Playing in Rotating Repertory with Native Son.

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Run Time

Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission

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Age

Recommended for ages 13 and up

A play that, though written four hundred years ago, might have been written for the era of #MeToo.
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The Duke on 42nd Street

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