Measure For Measure
One of Shakespeare's "Dark Comedies," Measure For Measure is noteworthy for its political and social implications and its compelling characters: a duke masquerading as a monk, a would be nun ordered to sacrifice her chastity to save her brother's life, and a self-righteous courtier, professing his incorruptibility while concealing a depraved private life. This engrossing drama is set in 16th Century Vienna. Duke Vincentio attempts to enforce the city's long-ignored morality laws, which results in a death sentence for Claudio, a young man accused of seducing and impregnating his fiancee. Isabella, his sister, attempts to get a pardon for him, but refuses when she is asked to exchange her virtue for the brother's life.
Shakespeare explores with force and sensitivity the basis of good government, public and private morality, and the balancing or justice and morality, among other themes.
Directed by George Buri.
Cast: Stephanie Buri Choy, Dan Cormier, Kai Choy, Christian Leeson, Hannon Bell, Jordan Phillips, Calum Peppard, Warren McClelland Teagan Keogh, Tom Dobbs, Sean Ledwich, Amanda Nickels, Leslie Boardman, Amber Westra, Karam Daoud, Isabel Haderer.
Forrest Nickerson Theatre (View)
285 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, MB R3L 2E1
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