Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare
directed by Catherine Weidner
4/19/2013 12:30 AM
4/28/2013 12:30 AM
WED – SAT at 7:30 PM
SUN at 2 PM
4/17 & 4/18
scenic design by Ingrid Larson
costume design by Chloe Patten
lighting design by Garvin Jellison
sound design by Nick Keenan
dramaturgy by Catherine Miller
stage management by Jean E. Compton
at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre
Box Office: (312) 922-1999
1914 Austria. Shakespeare’s dark comedy of corruption and desire juxtaposes the pristine streets of Vienna with the beds, jails, and shadows of the city’s underbelly. When the Duke leaves his lord Angelo in charge of the city, Angelo begins a moral crackdown that threatens the life of Claudio and his marriage with Juliet. Can his sister Isabella – an aspiring nun – save his life without losing her virtue? Will the Duke intervene in time?
The cast features Ruben Adorno (Claudio), Stephanie Andrea Barron (Mariana), George Booker (Escalus), Michael C. Countryman (Friar Thomas), Sara Fidelholtz (Francesca), Sam Henning (Juliet), Kiandra Layne (The Provost), Erica Murphy (Isabella), Jason Rohn (Barnadine/Froth), Rejinal Simon (Elbow), Joseff Stevenson (Angelo), Nathan Streifel (Lucio), Sam Tank (Pompey), Kelsey Ann Wacker (Mistress Overdone), Sean Wiberg (The Duke), Justin Wade Wilson (Abhorson).
4/19: Opening Night Party
with the company following the performance
4/21: Post-Show Discussion
4/24: DePaul Night
— half-price tickets are available for all DePaul community members and students with a valid ID
4/26: Greater Chicago Food Depository Night
— patrons who bring 2 or more canned goods will receive a $5 ticket
4/28: USO of Illinois Night
— US Armed Forces personnel can reserve free tickets by visiting www.tixfortroops.org
Visit our Community Outreach
page for more information.
Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:
If you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure you visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities, and their guests.
Audio Description & Touch Tour:
The performance of Measure for Measure on April 28th at 2 PM will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Our audio describer for this production will be Shayne Kennedy. We also invite you to join us that day for a pre-performance program with a touch tour, which begin at 1:15 PM. The touch tour program will include information about the characters and design choices that add to the world of the play. Patrons who are participating in the audio-described event may also request the playbill in Braille, large print, and audio formats. Please indicate interest in the Touch Tour when you order your tickets. Call our Box Office at (312) 922-1999.
Performances Interpreted in American SIgn Language & Assisted Listening Devices:
The performance of Measure for Measure on April 28th at 2 PM will also be interpreted in American Sign Language. Call TTY (773) 325-7975.
We also offer Sennheiser Infra-red personal listening devices for each performance at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre. These assisted listening devices are available to patrons upon request.