Performances begin September 17 for Elevator Repair Service’s Measure For Measure at the Public Theater Off-Broadway. Directed by John Collins, the ERS ensemble brings its singular approach to the Bard’s popular comedy in this all-new staging featuring athletic theatricality and Marx Brothers-inspired slapstick.
The cast is made up of Rinne Groff (Isabella); Lindsay Hockaday (Pompey, Juliet); Maggie Hoffman (Provost): Mike Iveson (Lucio); Vin Knight (Escalus); April Matthis (Francisca, Mariana); Gavin Price (Froth, Friar, Boy, Barnardine, Messenger); Greig Sargeant (Claudio); Scott Shepherd (the Duke); Pete Simpson (Angelo); and Susie Sokol (Mistress Overdone, Elbow, Varrius, Abhorson).
Measure For Measure will officially open October 10.
The production features scenic design by Jim Findlay, lighting design by Mark Barton and Ryan Seelig, sound design by Gavin Price, production design by Eva Von Schweinitz, specialty and prop design by Amanda Villalobos, and costume design by Kaye Voyce.
To obtain free tickets to the first performance via The Public’s “Free for All” initiative, get in the running through the TodayTix mobile lottery. Tickets for the remainder of the run can be purchased by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting Publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.