A Production of Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE to Protest HB2

Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE centers on the hypocrisy of strict religious belief, and “the dichotomy between corruption and purity.” This is a play about the morality of the few governing the lives of many.

Staged as a protest to North Carolina's new HB2 so-called "bathroom law," this version draws parallels 400 years apart. The result: Shakespeare's play re-imagined in a modern day Raleigh where being different is against the law.

“Measure for Measure” Trailer

Our Mission

The Play

Opening June 16th and performed at the Sputnik Club in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, this new version is bought to you by Christopher Marino, the director of “Hamlet” (Best director, Star News), “Macbeth” (Best production Star News), and “‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore.”

The Sponsor

Measure for Measure NC is proud to announce a partnership with The Frank Harr Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The foundation exists for the purpose of continuing Frank Harr’s pursuit of social justice. 

The Players

Christopher Marino

Christopher Marino

The Director/Angelo
Fletcher McTaggart

Fletcher McTaggart

The Duke/Governor
Fred Grandy

Fred Grandy

Escalus
Esther Williamson

Esther Williamson

Isabella
Ashley Strand

Ashley Strand

Pompey
Wilmington NC Theater Community

Wilmington NC Theater Community

Supporting cast and technical crew