Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Martha Henry
Tom Patterson Theatre
May 18 to September 28
Opens May 29 Approximate running time:
2 hrs 45 min, including one interval
About the Play
Reviving draconian laws to combat immorality in Vienna, the temporary governor Angelo sentences a young man, Claudio, to death for fornication. But Angelo’s own moral failings become apparent when Claudio’s devout sister, Isabella, pleads with him for her brother’s life, only to be presented with a shocking ultimatum.
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Of most interest to audiences aged 12 and up. The story deals with mature themes and hinges upon an attempt at sexual coercion.
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