Fiasco Theater goes behind closed doors in William Shakespeare's dark comedy about sex and the state.
Opened Feb 28, 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
New York's Fiasco Theater, a master of demystifying the classics, sheds new light on one of Shakespeare's darkest comedies with live music and moxie. When the Duke of Vienna disguises himself as a friar among his people, he finds the city unraveling in an ethical free fall. Before he reclaims his dukedom, can he help the chaste Isabella save her brother from the condemnation of the villain Angelo? Last at the New Vic with their acclaimed production of Cymbeline, Fiasco's straightforward style will once again color complex characters and make plain perplexing plots to tell this lasting tale of morality and manipulation in Measure for Measure.