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Measure for Measure ()

Produced by

Groundling Theatre Company

Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Graham Abbey

Venue

Winter Garden Theatre

Previews

January 25th - 27th, 2017

Run

January 25th, 2017 – February 19th, 2017

Synopsis

Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare’s darker comedies thought to have been written at the height of his career just before a string of classic tragedies which include Othello, King Lear and Macbeth. The story begins with the Duke of Vienna, in our production a Duchess, who decides to cede power to her deputy Angelo in an effort to restore order and law to a society thought to be overrun with depravity and sexual licence. As one of his first ordinations, Angelo sentences a young man Claudio to death for fornication outside of marriage. Isabella, Claudio’s sister and a nun in training, goes to Angelo to plead for her brother’s life. In response to Isabella’s plea for mercy Angelo offers her an impossible bargain; Claudio’s freedom in exchange for Isabella’s chastity. What follows is a struggle for justice and vindication in the face of extraordinary abuses of power and authority which seem torn from the headlines of our present day newscasts. (groundlingtheatre.com)


Cast

Lucy Peacock The Duchess
Tom McCamus Lord Angelo
Michelle Giroux Isabella
Brent Carver Lucio
Roy Lewis The Provost
Patrick Galligan Escalus / Abhorson
Mark Crawford Elbow / Barnardine
Sarena Parmar Juliet / Sister Francisco
Charlie Gallant Claudio
Steven Sutcliffe Pompey
Karen Robinson Mistress Overdone / Mariana
George Meanwell Froth

Creative Team

William Shakespeare Playwright
Graham Abbey Director
Brad Hodder Associate Director
Steve Lucas Set Designer
Steve Lucas Lighting Designer
Jeffrey Pybus Lighting Assistant
Jenna McCutchen Costume Designer
George Meanwell Composer
Stephanie Graham Choreographer
John Stead Fight Director

Music

George Meanwell Musician

Production

Brian Scott Stage Manager
Gregory McLaughlin Apprentice Stage Manager
Angela Judith Morra Production Manager
Ellen Roach Wardrobe
Anna Kajtar Producer
Robert Richardson Executive Producer

Staff

Rochè Head Carpenter
Patrick Hales Head Electrician
Mike Donofrio Head of Properties