Arts, Culture & Fun: Measure for Measure

Monday, October 28, 2019

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

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Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, Directed by LA Williams

This season, The Public’s acclaimed Mobile Unit transports communities of the five boroughs to the vibrant streets of New Orleans for a bold new production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure directed by LA Williams.

It’s 1979, and though Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, the community is still celebrating. Temporarily left in charge by the Duke, the upright and uptight Lord Angelo has decided to crack down on the city’s debauchery, arresting young Claudio for impregnating his fiancée Juliet before their wedding. When virtuous Isabella, Claudio’s sister, hears of his death sentence, she begs Lord Angelo for mercy. The hypocritical Angelo propositions her instead, leaving Isabella with an impossible choice: save her soul or her brother’s life.

In this timely production, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal how those in power take advantage of those without it – posing the question, can the law be both just and merciful?

In partnership with the Public Theater Mobile Unit.

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