Measure for Measure (Seeing Place Theater)
Closed 2h 30m
Measure for Measure (Seeing Place Theater)
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Measure for Measure (Seeing Place Theater) NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(26 Reviews)
Positive
81%
Mixed
15%
Negative
4%
Members say
Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Absorbing, Slow

About the Show

The Seeing Place presents Shakespeare's dark comedy, the story of what happens when the Duke of Vienna hands over power to Lord Angelo, who enforces the city’s long-dormant moral code with draconian zeal.

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Member Reviews (26)

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983 Reviews | 229 Followers
71
Intelligent, Profound, Ambitious

See it if If you like Shakespeare, this is a very dark rendition of measure. Cast, direction is pretty well done.

Don't see it if If your not into plays on the longish side. Deep Shakespearean writing.

812 Reviews | 221 Followers
80
Clever, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you would like to enjoy a modern version of the play with solid acting, interesting staging with good lighting - the best I've seen.

Don't see it if a long play will strain you. The action is sharp and well directed, but your comfort will be tested. One actor w/accent hard to understand.

746 Reviews | 124 Followers
85
Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if the pleasure of watching Shakespeare done simply and intimately works for you.

Don't see it if you are bothered by a small cast doubling roles. And obviously don't see it if you hate Shakespeare.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
88
Timely, Swift, Lean, Sharp, Smart

See it if you’d like to experience a stripped-down, clear rendering of Shakespeare’s #MeToo play.

Don't see it if small theater spaces intimidate you: the audience is so close here that it just about becomes a character in the drama. Read more

612 Reviews | 125 Followers
74
Entertaining, Long, Slow, Absorbing

See it if A updated of the telling of a Shakespeare dark comedy, with good acting.

Don't see it if Shakespeare not your thing. Its long. Read more

423 Reviews | 99 Followers
68
Imperfect shakespeare imperfectly but interestingly performed.

See it if I had never seen this play tho I was familiar with it. Small cast playing multiple roles mostly well, using minimal props and costumes.

Don't see it if You want a big production. You mind very uneven acting across the cast. Well staged but did get redundant.

292 Reviews | 62 Followers
75
Great writing, Ambitious, Slow, Intense

See it if You like Shakespeare and always try to see his stuff.

Don't see it if Well, it's not the lighthearted story that you might get from some of his other comedies, and this production is darker than most.

265 Reviews | 52 Followers
88
Intelligent, Absorbing, Relevant, Clever, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy finding new things in Shakespeare. This innovative company always makes you see things in a different way. Kudos to Brandon Walker

Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare or can't tolerate tiny theatres. A little slow prior to intermission, things really pick up in the second act.

Critic Reviews (2)

Times Square Chronicles
April 10th, 2019

"All of the actors have a keen sense of delivering Shakespeare’s verse which makes this production incredibly enjoyable...Brandon Walker (who directs as well) is in a league of his own because he excels at the dialogue and displays intentional and bold physicality...My two primary criticisms of the piece are this: If an accent is unnecessary, don’t add one; and if you want an actress to portray a strong minded woman, then she needs to embody that."
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T
April 8th, 2019

"Though an intermittently choppy journey, a final destination whose modernized performances and dauntless direction seamlessly transmute 1603 into 2019...Director Brandon Walker had fun with the set and the blocking, at impromptu moments breaking the fourth wall. It all worked to give the show a more modern salience, and keep our eyes glued to the unfolding drama."
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