Ambitious, Heavily edited (to good effect), Confusing, Range of acting abilities, Uneven directorial choices
About the Show
This modern reimagining "Measure for Measure" is an exploration of lust, power, and corruption, where everyone is willing to gamble their morality, risk their soul for sin, and sacrifice the innocent in the name of justice.
Vienna is in chaos and every citizen is under surveillance. When the city finds itself in the hands of a new leader aiming
to crush every unsavory impulse, how can order be restored and who will be believed when no one is what they seem?
“Shockingly relevant, even in a mixed-bag production...Brown’s actors give sturdy but never revelatory performances, and some scenes feel more emotionally varied and urgent than others...Brown’s technology-heavy interpretation feels competent but never fully realized. iPads and Skype sessions work fine to tell the story, but it’s not clear whether they serve as a nod to Vienna’s surveillance state, a commentary on our distance from one another, or just a quick fix for a small stage."