Hip to Hip presents a free outdoor mounting of Shakespeare’s dark comedy, which examines the danger of placing power in the wrong hands.
The Duke of Vienna's puritanical deputy Angelo, tasked with cleaning up a city out of control, revives ancient laws regarding sex and marriage. When he unjustly sentences the young gentleman Claudio to death, Claudio's sister Isabella pleads his case and discovers that Angelo is not as virtuous as he seems. This streamlined version of 'Measure for Measure' plays in repertory with Hip to Hip's mounting of 'Henry IV.' Both shows are performed at public parks throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Visit the official website for the complete schedule.