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Bard on the Beach presents Measure for Measure


Measure for Measure
Directed by John Murphy • Studio Stage

In 1900s New Orleans, the powerful Duke Vincentio mysteriously leaves town. He appoints a harsh replacement, Angelo, who decides to enforce dormant laws that punish lechery and prostitution. Claudio's fiancée is pregnant, and given the newly-enforced law, Claudio is to be put to death. His sister Isabella begs Angelo to show mercy and Angelo agrees - provided Isabella offers up her body to him. This dark comedy of hypocrisy, sexual repression and the true nature of justice is backed by the boisterous horns of New Orleans, a tribute to the time and birthplace of jazz.

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