Measure for Measure (Barefoot Shakespeare Co.) NYC Reviews and Tickets
Intelligent, Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Refreshing
About the Show
This staging from Barefoot Shakespeare Company and Company of Fools explores how our actions are guided by our deepest fears and foibles and asks what happens to a society when women's voices are silenced.
Vienna is in turmoil after two decades of societal upheaval, and Duke Vincentio has abruptly decided to flee the city, leaving his faithful deputy, Angelo, in charge. Determined to put an end to moral corruption in Vienna, Angelo decides to strictly enforce even the most Puritan laws on the books. When a young man named Claudio is sentenced to death, his sister Isabella pleads to Angelo for Claudio's life. Content Warning: This production contains content that may be objectionable.