Measure for Measure
This all-female staging of Shakespeare’s provocative comedy transports the story to a Weimar-era cabaret where music, dance, and titillation illuminate MEASURE FOR MEASURE’s clash between lust and law.
With a plot that could have been ripped from today’s headlines, MEASURE FOR MEASURE reveals that political corruption, sex scandals, hypocrisy, and anti-vice laws are not a new preoccupation and that the people charged with enforcing virtue are only incorruptible while they remain untempted.
Thought For Food is putting a feminist spin on Shakespeare’s sexually-fraught script by casting it entirely with powerhouse women from the Toronto theatre scene: Genevieve Adam, Joella Crichton, Deborah Drakeford, Stephanie Folkins, Jacklyn Francis, Leah Holder, Helen Juvonen, Margaret Lamarre, Catherine McNally, Cara Pantalone, Alison Smiley, and Victoria Urquhart.
Directed by Tyler Seguin, MEASURE FOR MEASURE features production design by Holly Meyer-Dymny and original music by Melissa Morris.
Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen Street East, Toronto
November 23 – December 4
Tuesday – Sunday @ 7:30pm
Regular $25 / Students & Arts Workers $20/ Preview (November 23) $15
Available at the door or via Brown Paper Tickets: thought4food.brownpapertickets.com