Measure 4 Measure, an updated and slightly revised version of the Shakespeare classic, has been unveiled by the Open Fist Theatre Company and will run through Oct. 21. Director Michael Winters has rewritten some of the dialogue while setting the play in a city resembling contemporary Hollywood.
Winters recently appeared as Dr. Larch in the Mark Taper Forum's production of Cider House Rules. Other local appearances include The Kentucky Cycle at the Taper and The Seagull at the Matrix. He appeared briefly on Wrong Mountain on Broadway last winter. Winter is a member of the Noise Within company in Glendale.
Upcoming productions on Open Fist's 2000-2001 slate include Three Sisters, The Knackers ABC, The Wooden Breaks and Casanova.
Open Fist Theatre is located at 1625 N. LaBrea Ave. For tickets and information call (323) 882-6912.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent