Left to clean up a city rampant with corruption, Angelo lays down the law sentencing a young man, Claudio, to death for impregnating his own girlfriend Juliet before marriage. Angelo’s particular moral weaknesses surface when Claudio’s sister, Isabella, a novice nun, pleads for her brother’s life. For Angelo, Isabella’s beauty and piety hold an erotic charm and he presents her with a shocking proposition. How far will Isabella go to save her brother’s life? Who has true authority to judge another? Shakespeare offers no easy answers in this dark comedy of desires.
Desdemona Chiang (Director), Phillip Lienau (Scenic Designer), Christine Tschirgi (Costume Designer), Andrew D. Smith (Lighting Designer), Evan Mosher (Sound Designer), Marleigh Driscoll (Properties Designer), Cristine Reynolds (Stage Manager).
Cast (in alphabetical order)
Scott Ward Abernethy (Pompey), Marcel Davis (Provost), Karen Jo Fairbrook (Mistress Overdone), Bradford Farwell (Angelo), Meme Garcia (Sex Worker / Francesca / Ensemble), Tim Gouran (Lucio), Cindy Im (Isabella), Harry Todd Jamieson (Elbow), Sylvester F. Kamara (Escalus), Aishe Keita (Marianna Anna Helene Lewis (Girl at Moated Grange / Ensemble), David Anthony Lewis (Duke of Vienna), Jackie Pomeroy (Ensemble), Carter Rodriquez (Abhorsen / Ensemble), Kalea Salvador (Angelo’s Secretary / Ensemble), Ayo Tushinde (Juliet), Terri Weagant (Kate Keepdown), Moses Yim (Claudio), Jake Ynzunza (Barnadine / Froth).