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OCT 21 - NOV 27, 2022

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Henry Godinez

Courtyard Theater

Measure for Measure

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Henry Godinez

Courtyard Theater

Run Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes (including intermission)

Seat Map

“RAPTUROUS & ELECTRIFYING…it feels like it was always intended to take place in pre‑Castro Cuba.”

–Chicago Theatre Review

“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” Celebrated director Henry Godinez brings Shakespeare’s searing play to vivid life amidst the glamour, music, and sensuality of 1950s Cuba, just before Fidel Castro seizes power. Havana is the carefree playground of the rich, the famous—and the corrupt—while a revolution brews. As the city sinks into moral disrepair, the Duke hands power to Angelo, who zealously enforces an archaic statute of chastity. When Isabel comes to plead for mercy for her condemned brother Claudio, the depths of raw power’s depravity are shockingly revealed.

Arrive early to immerse yourself in the sultry world of the play, as the Courtyard Theater transforms into a dazzling Havana nightclub. Enjoy performances of mambo, bolero, and Afro-Cuban jazz in a mood-setting prologue to the production.

Spanish Translation

NOV 15 Spanish Translation

Open Captioning

NOV 16 Open Captioning

ASL Sign Interpretation

NOV 18 ASL Interpretation

Audio Description

NOV 20 Audio Description

Run Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes (including intermission)

Seat Map

Spanish Translation

NOV 15 Spanish Translation

Open Captioning

NOV 16 Open Captioning

ASL Sign Interpretation

NOV 18 ASL Interpretation

Audio Description

NOV 20 Audio Description

Spanish Translation

NOV 15 Spanish Translation

Open Captioning

NOV 16 Open Captioning

ASL Sign Interpretation

NOV 18 ASL Interpretation

Audio Description

NOV 20 Audio Description

“Immersive & vibrant…its Cuban setting is immensely vivid, specific & universal”

–Chicago Sun-Times

“A major achievement… the work of a mature director; a personal capstone.”

–Chicago Tribune

“Director Henry Godinez’s inspired production is a masterclass on producing Shakespeare.”

–Newcity

“Director Henry Godinez’s inspired production is a masterclass on producing Shakespeare.”

–Newcity

Artists

John Payne Headshot

John Payne

Understudy

John Payne Headshot

John Payne

Understudy

Aly Easton

Access Coordinator

Joseph E. Disbrow

Associate Sound Designer

Meike Schmidt

Assistant Lighting Designer

Parker Langvardt

Projection Programmer

Aly Easton

Access Coordinator

Joseph E. Disbrow

Associate Sound Designer

Meike Schmidt

Assistant Lighting Designer

Parker Langvardt

Projection Programmer