About This Show

Gender-bended to highlight the modern issue of gay marriage, this new adaptation brings a unique insight to Shakespeare’s original themes of mercy, justice, religion and government. Claudia and Juliet have been arrested for the crime of lesbianism – which is illegal in the mythical city in which the play takes place. The punishment for this crime is death. Claudia has no where else to turn but to her brother Iseabail who is a rather conservative Catholic on the verge of joining the priesthood. When Iseabail pleads to Angelo (a corrupt government leader) for Claudia’s life, he is told by Angelo that he will pardon Claudia — if Iseabail sleeps with him! Will the straight priest agree to the bargain to save his sisters life? Set against a fantasy world inspired from swing music, New Orleans and the red light district.

Box Office Hours: Mon 10-6, Wed 10-6, Fri 10-1

Group Sales Number (8+): 212-307-9467

Appropriate For Ages: 12+

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 0min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: October 13, 2005 Final Performance: November 6, 2005