American Bard Theater Company presents
Measure for Measure
-a dark comedy that examines justice and mercy in a city saturated with moral decline and government corruption.
Measure for Measure, American Bard Theater Company's second full length production is a dark comedy that examines justice and mercy in a city saturated with moral decline and government corruption. Measure for Measure will be performed Thursday, November 4th through Saturday, November 13th at the Roy Arias Theater Center, The Payan Theatre, 5th floor. Directed by Natalie Doyle Holmes.
In Measure for Measure, the Bard weaves a tale of power, sex, morality and personal demons that concludes in three weddings and no funerals. Often dubbed a problem play because tragic results loom large, Shakespeare uses disguise, buffoonery and mercy measured against overzealous judgment, treachery and lust to bring this complex story to a happy yet ironic ending.
The director, Natalie Doyle Holmes, explains, "My goal is to help the ensemble take this play, traditionally performed as a heavy drama, and showcase it as the dangerous comedy it truly is. We will be working together to explore the shades of gray in all humans". This production of Measure for Measure allows American Bard Theater Company to bring their talents to serve the play and entertain the audience.
Playing time is 130 minutes with one intermission.
Juliet/Elbow/Abhorson/Nun: Lily Warpinski
*denotes member of Actor's Equity Association
About the Company: American Bard Theater Company
November 4th-6th 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 6th: 2 pm
Theater: Roy Arias Theaters
Address: 300 W. 43rd Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111