Elevator Repair Service’s Measure for Measure, which began performances September 17, celebrated its opening Off-Broadway October 10 at the Public Theater. In this all-new staging, the ERS ensemble brings its singular approach to the Bard’s popular comedy with athletic theatricality and Marx Brothers-inspired slapstick.
Performances continue through November 12.
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Directed by John Collins, 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).
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.
Tickets 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.