Fiasco Theater from New York, New York
New York's Fiasco Theater 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 seen on the New Vic stage with their acclaimed production of Cymbeline, Fiasco's creative and collaborative ensemble will once again color complex characters and illuminate perplexing plots to tell this singular tale of morality and manipulation in MEASURE FOR MEASURE.
"A most charming new production with a comedy's pace and crispness. [Fiasco] makes a normally sour slice of Shakespeare sound so sweet."Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"The performance was imaginative, beautifully acted, illuminating, and captured the entire audience, young and old"Susan C., New Victory Audience Member
"Fiasco reminds us what theater, at its simplest and most powerful, is really for: the alchemical thrill of watching an entire world conjured into being out of sheer wit and will." New York Magazine