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Dark Comedy

Measure for Measure

January 11 - 27, 2019

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General Admission)


Measure For Measure contains depictions of sexual assault and may not be suitable for all audiences. Vienna is beset with brothels and loose morality, and it’s up to the Duke to provide some divine intervention. Shakespeare’s comedy centers around the fate of Claudio, who is arrested by Lord Angelo, the temporary leader of Vienna. Angelo lusts after Claudio’s sister, Isabella, an aspiring nun, and gives her an ultimatum: give up her chastity or her brother dies. Her decision ignites an exploration of agency, abuse of power, and the intersection of virtue and sin in one of Shakespeare’s great plays.

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Rebecca Blum

Catherine Lawson

Catherine Lawson

Jan 13th | Post-Show Discussion

Following the 1:00P performance Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, will be joined by Catherine Lawson and Rebecca Blum to talk about the concept of the show. Catherine is an attorney with the Raleigh office of Parker Poe. In 2017 she started the #MeAt14 hashtag to advocate against the sexual exploitation of minors. Rebecca Blum, the director of the show, will also talk about her concept for the show and its impact on young women.

Rebecca Blum

Rebecca Blum

 

Raleigh Little Theatre is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org

North Carolina Arts Council - Fifty years of leadership.

Ticket Information

Tickets available now. Buy them online or from the box office at 919-821-3111. Group sales are also available from the box office. Click to learn more about the ticket buying experience here.

Measure for Measure is part of the RLT Gaddy-Goodwin Series.

Show Times:

  • Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm
  • Sundays at 3:00pm

Limited Wednesday matinees are available. Please contact our Box Office for ticket information and times.

Ticket prices (including taxes):

  • Adults: $25
  • Students/Seniors: $21
  • First Sunday: $15 for all

Seniors are age 62 and up. Students are through college.

Cast List

Duke/Friar Lodowick
Nathan Bradshaw
Angelo
Wade Newhouse
Secretary
Beth Somerville
Escalus
Niki Jacobsen
Provost
Jim O’Brien
Officer
Jon Morrison
Elbow
Laura J Parker
Abhorson
Will Harris
Friar Peter
Keith Kenel
Francisca
Karen Morgan Williams
Isabella
Rosemary Richards
Claudio
Christopher McBennett
Juliet
Rebecca Nelsen
Mariana
Kylee Silvas
Mistress Overdone
Donna Rossi Youngblood
Froth
Ryan Renfrow
Barnardine
Christopher Blackwell
Lucio
Benjamin Tarlton
Crassus
George Russing
Kate
Rebecca Ashley Jones
Prostitute/Nun
Claire Huene
Ensemble
A Ruffin Atchison
Ensemble
Caroline Farmer
Ensemble
David Morrison
Ensemble
Graylyn Schieman
Ensemble
Sophia Unger

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, January 20 performance at 3pm will be described.