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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Contemporary society and Shakespeare’s political epic collide, revealing truths of authority, love and justice.

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OCT 24 - 28, 2018

The stakes are high and the performances are mesmerizing. Experience Shakespeare’s tale in a ripped-from-the-headlines context that is as shocking as it is revelatory. Measure for Measure asks vital and unsettling questions about how we are governed and, in the process, unmasks the true nature of authority, love and justice.

This production of Shakespeare’s infamously complex play from London’s Cheek by Jowl and Moscow’s Pushkin Theatre has been hailed as ‘a real thriller, piercing the heart of the entire audience’’ (Mir24) and ‘a shattering portrait of contemporary Russia’ (Novaya Gazeta).

"A punchy reminder that power corrupts."
- The Guardian