Closed 1h 30m
Measure for Measure (Spicy Witch)
Soho/Tribeca
82

Measure for Measure (Spicy Witch) NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(13 Reviews)
Positive
100%
Mixed
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Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting

About the Show

Spicy Witch Productions presents a new staging of Shakespeare's bleak comedy "Measure for Measure," which looks at sisterhood through lens of the problematic classic and explores the zany humor at its core.

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Member Reviews (13)

75
Well acted, Barebones, Clever adaptation, Relevant, Mostly female cast

See it if you like intellig re-interpretn of WS. MFM makes chgs to plot, setting, chars...and makes more sense. Clever devices (headlines, portraits).

Don't see it if you want faithful adherence to plot (new ending is gd). Actors gd, but no standouts.Nice sm Flea space! 90 min MFM moves fast. Gr WS lines.

74
Clever, Uneven, Swift

See it if you’d like to see a swift approximation of the closest thing Shakespeare wrote to a #MeToo play.

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Critic Reviews (2)

May 26th, 2019

“Setting Shakespeare’s play amidst modern political scandal, this adaptation highlights the moral dilemmas we still face...The plot’s controversy and power imbalances lend themselves remarkably well to the production’s judicial and journalistic backdrop...The production’s fast pace, common to modern Shakespeare adaptations, adds urgency and dark humor to the play’s surreality, but can backfire when actors rush through meaningful dialogue.”
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May 22nd, 2019

"What could be a gimmick in the hands of less thoughtful directors than Phoebe Brooks is instead a powerful statement...'Measure for Measure’s' 90-minute cut, while impressive in the way it edited the story into the essentials, it left little room for its best moments to breathe despite the strength of the cast...Both productions, however, are important contributions to the conversation about how the world treats female and nonbinary sexes and genders as inherently sinful."
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