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  Measure for Measure at Antaeus Theater

Measure for Measure

Antaeus Theater
110 E. Broadway Glendale

Sex and hypocrisy abound in William Shakespeare's dark comedy about the corruption of power and authority, and the true nature of mercy and justice. His world is familiar: sex is a commodity, government is subject to the leader's moral whimsy, and licentiousness goes head to head with emergency powers to constrain and punish.

Thru - Mar 15, 2020

Show Times TBA

Price: $35

Show Type: Dark Comedy

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Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...William Shakespeare foreshadows the #MeToo movement by about four hundred years in Measure For Measure, a four-century-old play given stunning contemporary relevance by directors Armin Shimerman and Elizabeth Swain at Antaeus Theatre Company."
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Steven Stanley

Gia on the Move - Somewhat Recommended

"...The dense language is handled well by all the cast, particularly Ratteray as the wronged Isabella. Aaron Lyons (Pompey) and Bo Foxworth (Lucio) work hard to produce laughs but some seventeenth-century jokes age better than others."
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Guy Picot

Stage Raw - Recommended

"...Measure for Measure is tonally bizarre - it is in turns tragic and funny, peppered by violence throughout. Most strongly, it is underpinned by a sense of unease. In a stark departure from the rest of Shakespeare's comedies, no one in this play gets a happy ending. There isn't even the catharsis or justice that concludes a Shakespearean tragedy. There's only the faintest glimmer of hope that this ugly situation won't ever happen again. But, of course, it has."
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Taylor Kass

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