Measure for Measure (The Drilling Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets
Great acting, Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful
About the Show
The Drilling Company presents Shakespeare's dark comedy of lust and hypocrisy set in the modern-day South. Part of the troupe's free outdoor season in Bryant Park.
'Measure for Measure' is part of a series of Shakespeare plays The Drilling Company is producing featuring powerful women and powerful female friendships as catalysts for the stories. 'Measure' centers around Isabella, who overcomes the misogyny and sexual harassment she faces while trying to save her brother's life.
"This version of Shakespeare’s raucous, fun, if slightly problematic comedy has received a twist: a modern-day New Orleans makeover...The actors command every inch of the stage...Part screwball comedy, part moral conundrum; an exciting romp from start to finish...Elpenord, Raphael, and Ivory Aquino lead a solid, multitalented cast in this fresh take on a seldom-performed classic, and laughter abounds from beginning to end."
"Director Hamilton Clancy brings life to one of Shakepeare’s darker comedies with a remarkable cast and colorful concept…Lukas Raphael is cunning and unscrupulous as Angelo. Ivory Aquino captures your heart as Isabella. Together they are beguiling and generate startling intrigue through Shakespeare’s complex scenes. Emanuel Elpernord commands the Bryant Park stage as Duke Vincentio. Michael William Bernstein is captivating and entertaining as Lucio."