It’s 1979, Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, yet the community is still celebrating in New Orleans. Temporarily left in charge by the Duke, the Lord Angelo has decided to crack down on the city’s debauchery, arresting Claudio for impregnating his fiancée before their wedding. When Isabella, Claudio’s sister, hears of his death sentence, she begs Lord Angelo for mercy. But Angelo propositions her instead, leaving Isabella with an impossible choice: save her soul or her brother’s life. In this production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure
, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal how those in power take advantage of those without it – asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful?SYNOPSIS:
Justice, mercy and political corruptness are at the center of Shakespeare's dark comedy Measure for Measure.
A corrupt governor offers the beautiful young nun, Isabella, a choice: her virtue or her brother's life.
Directed by LA Williams
Starring Jasmine Batchelor, Nora Carroll, Toccarra Cash, Alfie Fuller, Adrian Kiser, Gabrielle Murphy, Jacqueline Nwabueze, Latonia Phipps, Grace Porter, and Lily Santiago
Show Times: Tuesdays-Friday @7pm, Saturday @1pm and 7pm , Sundays @1pm and 7pm
Tickets are free and are distributed 90 minutes before each performance at The Public Theater.publictheater.org/mobile