Measure for Measure

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1245 Champa St, Denver, CO 80204
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Artistic director Kent Thompson has set William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure amid the early 1900s Vienna of Sigmund Freud: un-caged sexuality, brothels, cosmopolitan life and flourishing artistic expression. The director finds many contemporary parallels in the work as Duke Vincentio entrusts Angelo, a young fundamentalist to clean up the seat of the crumbling Hapsburg Empire, closing down brothels, imprisoning pimps, and arresting unwed parents.

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