Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Todd Jamieson
Performed at the Fremont Palace
September 2–18, 1993
Powerful, dark, and energizing, "Measure for Measure" is espresso for the soul. Shakespeare twists and turns the knife on both saints and sinners as some of his most colorful, and often hilarious, characters face grave moral issues. Lives hang in the balance as Duke Vincentio, Lord Angelo, the nun Isabella, and her brother Claudio grapple with sexual harassment and the abuse of power. Director Todd Jamieson takes the audience on a modern-day odyssey from the halls of justice to whorehouses, convents to prisons.
Jeff Benham (Scenic Designer), Ted Bernard (Costume Designer), Walter Kilmer (Lighting Designer), Lucy Peckham (Sound Designer), Stephanie Shine (Assistant Director), Claire Sigman (Production Stage Manager).
Tony Soper (Vincentio), Eloise Watt (Escalus), David Wright (Angelo), Paul Klein (Lucio), Chris Shanahan (First Gentleman/Barnardine/Friar Peter), Jeff Breland (Second Gentleman/Abhorson), Rebecca Rothestein (Mistress Overdone/Mariana), Adam Weiner (Pompey), Elizabeth Austen (Provost), Paul T. Mitri (Claudio), Gina Panzeca (Juliet/Francisca), Jeff Natter (Friar Thomas/Froth), Cornelia Duryee (Isabella), Robert Nairn (Elbow), Andrew Davidhazy (Ensemble), Sarah Kane (Ensemble), Cody Landis (ensemble), Christina Voyles (ensemble).