VIDEO: Preview MEASURE FOR MEASURE At Brooklyn Academy Of Music Next Wave Festival
BroadwayWorld has a first look at MEASURE FOR MEASURE as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival.
A new leader in Vienna polices his people's every impulse. Social control is exercised through shame and terror. What's left of morality when privacy disappears? Amid the paranoid mobsters, crooked politicians, and seedy backrooms of the city, a fervent novice nun must face the ultimate test of her faith when a vicious politician offers to save her brother's life in exchange for her virtue. This acclaimed collaboration between London's Cheek by Jowl and Moscow's Pushkin Theatre propels one of Shakespeare's "problem plays" into a timely juggernaut of political critique, thanks to director Declan Donnellan's brisk modernist staging, design by Nick Ormerod, and a stellar ensemble cast.
The production is directed by Declan Donnellan, designed by Nick Ormerod, lighting designed by Sergey Skornetskiy, music by Pavel Akimkin, and choreography by Irina Kashuba.
2018 Next Wave Festival subscriptions are on sale June 19 (June 12 for BAM Members). Single tickets for all Next Wave Festival shows go on sale Aug 9 (Aug 2 for BAM Members). To purchase tickets visit BAM.org or contact BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100.