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Measure for Measure (Seeing Place Theater)

From 26 member  reviews
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. More…

When a pious young nun comes to Angelo to plead for the life of her doomed brother, she sets in motion a series of events that test the limits of human will, and reveal a tangled web of desire and deception.

Member Reviews (26)


Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Absorbing, Slow

Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Excruciating, Ambitious

See it if you have no familiarity with the play and want to see the story told clearly and straightforwardly; you want to support a small company

Don't see it if you have high expectations for Shakespeare. You can't tolerate actors making obvious errors and forgetting lines. You want moral complexity

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 t...
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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 ...
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