Measure for Measure (Mobile Unit)
East Village
76

Measure for Measure (Mobile Unit) NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(12 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
17%
Negative
0%
Members say
Relevant, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Public Theater's Mobile Unit resets Shakespeare's dark comedy in the vibrant streets of New Orleans. Tickets are distributed 90 minutes before each performance at The Public and by digital lottery on TodayTix.

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Member Reviews (12)

79
Clever, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you're open to non-tradl WS. MFM's set in NOLA w all-WOC cast. Most do justice to the text, making sense of the prob play (except for end).

Don't see it if you want high prodn values. Barebones. But gr music/lots of energy. Duke is a standout! Resonates in MeToo era. Unclear resoln for Isabel.

78
Clear, Fun, Educational, Presentational, Swift

See it if you’d like a fast, clear, fun lesson in the abuse of power, courtesy of 1 of the Bard’s notorious problem plays.

Don't see it if you want your Shakespeare straight: This production has a lot fun & presents a clear lesson, sacrificing a bit of depth in the process. Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

December 2nd, 2019

"No One Is Innocent on Mardi Gras: Morals are especially relative in a new production of Shakespeare’s play, set in New Orleans amid the anarchy of Fat Tuesday, 1979."
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November 25th, 2019

"1979's Rebellious Mardi Gras Inspires Mobile Unit's 'MEASURE FOR MEASURE'"
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November 25th, 2019

"As performed by a cast made up entirely of women of color, it would seem to be the last word in trendy concepts; instead, I think, it gets closer to the play's diamond-hard core than possibly any other I have seen."
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November 26th, 2019

Score: 98% "This all-female cast is not backing down. They are out to entertain and roar! Hear them roar! And they are having as much fun as we are! This cast is a powerhouse of women."
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