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Cunning Folk Theatre

Measure For Measure

BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre, 539 Tremont Street

Power and desire collide in this spirited take on a classic problem play.

Written amidst religious and cultural turmoil, every character in Measure For Measure has a different sense of what it means to live morally and authentically. As a new company focused on telling stories related to myth and religion, this second production from The Cunning Folk places emphasis on the play’s parabolic and fairytale-esque qualities, particularly how these are used to give insight into the nature of power, desire, gender, and God, in a play famous for giving a happily-ever-after that doesn’t seem so happy for everyone.

Written by: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Catherine Alam-Nist

 

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Power and desire collide in this spirited take on a classic problem play.

Written amidst religious and cultural turmoil, every character in Measure For Measure has a different sense of what it means to live morally and authentically. As a new company focused on telling stories related to myth and religion, this second production from The Cunning Folk places emphasis on the play’s parabolic and fairytale-esque qualities, particularly how these are used to give insight into the nature of power, desire, gender, and God, in a play famous for giving a happily-ever-after that doesn’t seem so happy for everyone.

Written by: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Catherine Alam-Nist

 

Duration

2 hours 45 minutes with one 10 minute intermission

SUITABLE AGE 14+

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