General Admission: $15 Students & Seniors: $10
The Appalachian Shakespeare Center is back in Lexington this summer and wading into deep theatrical waters. Rarely performed and problematic, Shakespeare’s morally murky Measure for Measure takes the stage at Woodland Park and at EKU’s Ravine.
The Duke of Venice abdicates his power to the fiercely stern Angelo who cracks down on the wild goings on in their corrupt society. Making an example out of the guilty Claudio, Angelo sentences him to death for fathering a child out of wedlock. When Isabella, sister to Claudio and a budding Nun, comes to beg for her brother’s life Angelo’s mask of righteousness crumbles and he offers an obscene bargain for clemency. Surrounding this indecent proposal is a rabble of clownish pimps, idiotic authority figures, and hypocritical nobles that keep the play as relevant today as it was four hundred years ago.
Lexington, KY Richmond, KY
July 14-16 July 29,30