Measure for Measure
450 7th Street NW Washington
When the Duke of Vienna takes a leave of absence and hands his power over to the iron-fisted Angelo, a new regime begins which brings the very definitions of vice and virtue into question. Measure for Measure centers on the terrible choice asked of Isabella, a novice nun, by the hypocritical Angelo as he tries to cleanse the city of its impurities. Isabella must decide whether to sacrifice her virginity to Angelo to save her brother Claudio's life, or to remain virtuous and allow him to be killed. The Duke, who returns incognito to Vienna, must also decide how to resume governance of an unruly state.
Presented by Shakespeare Theatre Company
Thru - Oct 27, 2013