Measure for Measure

Photo of Kurt Rhoads as The Duke and Miriam Silverman as Isabella in the Shakespeare Theatre Company production of 'Measure for Measure,' directed by Jonathan Munby. Scott Suchman
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"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall"

Shakespeare’s dark comedy leads a compelling season by posing controversial ideas and by exploring the corrupting nature of power. Director Jonathan Munby (STC's 2009 hit, The Dog in The Manger) returns to direct this play of ethics and morality.

Recommended for ages 18 and above but may be suitable for mature audiences, 16 and above. Contains partial nudity, violent and adult situations.

Please note:  This performance starts with a pre-show cabaret 20 minutes before show time.  We invite you to arrive early to experience this exciting prologue. Those patrons arriving after the performance starts will be asked to wait in the lobby until the appropriate late-seating break.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
180 minutes


Claudio, a young gentleman
Abhorson, an executioner
Juliet, beloved of Claudio
Mariana, engaged to Angelo
Pompey, a Pimp
Isabella, sister to Claudio
Barnadine, a prisoner
Mistress Overdone, a Bawd
Friar Peter/Justice
Elbow, a constable
Froth, a gentleman
Angelo, the Deputy
Escalus, an Ancient Lord
Vincentio, the Duke

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