Measure for Measure

October 21

November 27, 2022

CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Henry Godinez


The Play

“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall” in Shakespeare’s searing examination of political corruption and social injustice. Celebrated director Henry Godinez sets the play in the turbulence of 1959 Cuba, during the pivotal moments before Fidel Castro seizes power. When the city sinks into moral disrepair, the Duke stages his departure and yields power to Lord Angelo. The Duke’s deputy wastes no time reviving an ancient statute of chastity and zealously enforcing his rule upon threat of execution. When the nun Isabella comes to plead for mercy for the life of her condemned brother, the depths of raw power’s depravity are shockingly revealed.

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The Players

Creative Team

Henry Godinez Director

Rasean Davonté Johnson Scenic & Projection Designer

Raquel Adorno Costume Designer

Maria-Cristina Fuste Lighting Designer

André Pluess Sound Designer

Richard Jarvie Wig & Make-up Designer

Orbert Davis Music Director/Arrangements/Composition

Jorge Amado Molina Co-Arrangements & Composition

Melissa Blanco Movement Designer

Lia Mortensen Verse Coach

Sarah Scanlon Intimacy Director

Maya Prentiss Fight Choreographer

Maria de Los Angeles Torres Dramaturg

Hamid Dehghani Assistant Director

Bob Mason Casting Director

Jinni Pike Production Stage Manager

Shannon Golden Assistant Stage Manager


Debo Balogun Barnardine

Kidany Camilo Froth

Andrés Enriquez Claudio

Alejandra Escalante Mariana

Joe Foust Elbow

Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel Isabella

Kevin Gudahl Duke

Elizabeth Ledo Pompey

Gregory Linington Lucio

Sándor Menéndez Ensemble

Felicia Oduh Juliet

Adam Poss Angelo

Ana Santos Mistress Overdone

Robert Schleifer Provost

Lanise Antoine Shelley Escalus

Ajax Dontavius Understudy

Dani Goldberg Understudy

Jeff Parker Understudy

Laila Rodriques Understudy

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