PHOTO CALL: Measure for Measure Opens Off-Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Measure for Measure Opens Off-Broadway
Theater for a New Audience's production of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure — starring Jefferson Mays and Mary Testa — opened Off-Broadway Feb. 14.

Arin Arbus directed the Shakespearian classic, which stars Mays (I Am My Own Wife), Testa (Xanadu) in a cast that also features Elisabeth Waterston, Rocco Sisto, Denis Butkus, Samara Bay, Joe Forbrich, Alfredo Narciso, John Christopher Jones, John Keating, Alyssa Bresnahan, Robert Langdon Lloyd, LeRoy McClain, Rose Seccareccia and Graham Winton.

The piece, according to production notes, tells the story of "When the Duke of Vienna departs on a mysterious trip, he delegates power to Angelo, a man of spotless reputation. Puritanical Angelo decides to clamp down on the city's rampant vice by enforcing an antiquated law punishing fornication with death. He makes an example of young Claudio for impregnating his beloved fiancé, and listens to no pleas for mercy. But Angelo's moral fiber is strained to the breaking point when Claudio's beautiful sister Isabella, about to take holy vows, arrives to plead for his life and prompts stirrings in Angelo that confuse and rattle him."

Here's a look at the opening night:


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