Measure for Measure


Production Sponsor   Timothy R. Schwertfeger and Gail Waller


A video-enhanced audio play combines the actors’ spoken word with vivid imagery. Celebrated theater-maker Henry Godinez stages Shakespeare’s searing exploration of sexual politics and social injustice amidst the turbulent times of 1959 Cuba, just before Castro takes power. Bold images mix with deft renditions of Shakespeare’s poetry—offering up a fiery examination of corruption and asking unsettling questions about the complex relationships between those in power and those they govern.

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Henry Godinez Director

Rasean Davonte Johnson Video Designer

Pornchanok Kanchanabanca Sound Designer

Lindsay Jones Supervising Sound Editor

Maria de los Angeles Torres Dramaturg


Yao Dogbe Barnadine / Elbow

Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel Isabella

Kevin Gudahl Duke

Timothy Edward Kane Provost

James Vincent Meredith Angelo

Daniel José Molina Claudio

Monica Orozco Nun / Mistress Overdone / Mariana

Lakeisha Renee Julietta / Escalus

Paul Oakley Stovall Lucio

Larry Yando Pompey / Friar

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April 19–May 16, 2021

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by William Shakespeare
directed by Henry Godinez

Run Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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Support provided by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

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