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Savannah Shakes presents "MEASURE FOR MEASURE"

  • The PLAYShop 980 Industry Drive Savannah, GA, 31415 United States (map)

After four years of Shakespeare set in the decades of days gone by, we have finally caught up to the present day: 2019. Few stories of the Shakespearean canon resonate better with the times we live in than MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

When the Duke of Vienna mysteriously leaves the capital, he puts his deputy, a severe and pious judge named Angelo, in charge of enforcing the law. Angelo, tired of mild enforcement, immediately wages a judicial crackdown on the freedoms of his "impure" citizens. Brothels are shuttered and their "employees" are rounded up. After a young man named Claudio impregnates his fiancee, Angelo makes an example of him by sentencing him to death. Quite possibly the only person who can save Claudio is his virtuous and persuasive sister, Isabella. However, in a political world of secrets and vices, she finds out there may be a price to pay for the life of her brother. It is a shockingly timeless story of harsh Justice versus forgiving Mercy in a toxic society of hypocrisy and judgment.

Set in 2019, we will be highlighting, using Shakespeare's text, the experiences of marginalized people who are victims every day of oppression and abuse of authority. In our world and in Measure for Measure's Vienna, the scales of Justice are tipping out of control and must be righted.

June 13th, 14th, 15th at 8:00PM. Box Office opens at 7:00PM. House opens at 7:30PM.
June 16th at 3:00PM. Box Office opens at 2:00PM. House opens at 2:30PM.

We are thrilled to be back for the second time with our friends at Savannah Repertory Theatre. All shows will take place at their space, the PLAYShop at 980 Industry Dr. Savannah, GA 31415.

How Much?
General admission is $15. Student/Senior/Military tickets are $12.

Please e-mail or call (912) 346 5954 to reserve seats. Leave a message with your name, the amount of people in your party, and the date of the show and we'll make sure we save you a seat! All payments, cash or credit, will be taken at the door when you see the show.

We can't wait to share this story with you.