Adirondack Shakespeare Company Partners with St. John's University for 'The Justice Project'


The Adirondack Shakespeare Company will work again this year with St. John's University to present The Justice Project, a dual production of Measure for Measure and The Merchant of Venice examining law and justice through the works of William Shakespeare

Adirondack Shakespeare Company has been mounting high-quality, professional productions for the last four years up and down the east coast, settling in New York City and upstate New York in 2010. Our mission is to bring raw, Moving Theatre to our audiences, without the burden of spectacle. We rely on the skill of our actors, the beauty of the words, and the imagination of our audience to bring these classic pieces to life. Our signature "Shakespeare IN THE RAW" method focuses on what we feel are the most important building blocks of the theatre: the words, the actors, and the audience. We jettison sets, elaborate costumes, props, and even rehearsal time in favor of a more original practice. Preserving the entirety of the play uncut, each production rehearses only for about 12 hours, infusing the performance with an unmatched energy not often found in the theatre.

The Justice Project opens on Friday, February 10 at the Manhattan Campus of St. John's University with Measure for MeasureThe Merchant of Venice follows on Saturday evening. The following weekend, we travel to the Queens Campus of St. John's to perform in the beautiful Moot Courtroom in the School of Law. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Join us on Friday, February 17 for a roundtable discussion on the principles of law and justice in both plays, presented through selected scenes. The Acting Company will take part in a question-and-answer session. The roundtable discussion will feature professors of Law and English from St. John's University and ADK Shakespeare's Artistic Director, Tara Bradway, and it will be moderated by Patrick Siler, the Company's Executive Director and J.D. Candidate Class of 2012. This session is free and open to the public. It will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom in Belson Hall on the St. John's Queens Campus.


Friday, February 10 - Measure for Measure

Saturday, Friday 11 - The Merchant of Venice 

Saval Auditorium, 2nd Floor

101 Murray St, New York, NY 10007


Friday, February 17 - Measure for Measure

Saturday, February 18 - The Merchant of Venice

Moot Courtroom, 2nd Floor, Belson Hall

8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 114139


All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.


Tickets: General Admission - $12 (advance) / $15 (at-the-door); Students/Seniors - $10; Children (12 & under) - FREE; St. John's Students w/ID - FREE. Visit for advance purchase. For more information on The Justice Project, visit:

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