It's 1979, Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, yet the community is still celebrating in New Orleans. Temporarily left in charge by the Duke, the Lord Angelo has decided to crack down on the city's debauchery, arresting Claudio for impregnating his fiancée before their wedding. When Isabella, Claudio's sister, hears of his death sentence, she begs Lord Angelo for mercy. But Angelo propositions her instead, leaving Isabella with an impossible choice: save her soul or her brother's life. In this production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal how those in power take advantage of those without it — asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful?