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Riverside Shakespeare will be producing its 16th summer production with performances of MEASURE FOR MEASURE this July. To prepare for this, auditions will be held at Old Town Playhouse. There are roles for six to seven females and eight to nine males of all ages.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE is a dark comedy that comments on love and sex, as well as virtue and hypocrisy. When the Duke puts his “virtuous” advisor Angelo in charge, everyone finds out what kind of ruler Angelo actually is. Angelo condemns Claudio to death for impregnating his common-law wife, and then Angelo asks Isabella to have sex with him to save Claudio’s life. Unfortunately, Isabella, Claudio’s sister, is about to become a nun, so Angelo’s hypocrisy produces quite a dilemma for the truly virtuous Isabella.
Performances will be: Wednesday, July 15 in Glen Arbor; Thursday, July 16 in Leland; Friday, July 17 in Suttons Bay; Saturday, July 18 in Elk Rapids; Sunday, July 19 in Northport; and Thursday, July 23 through Sunday, July 26 in Traverse City.
For more information, contact director Jill Beauchamp at 231-941-4953.