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
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.”
North Carolina’s discriminatory House Bill 2: “An act to provide for single-sex multiple occupancy bathroom and changing facilities in schools and public agencies and to create statewide consistency in regulation of employment and public accommodations.“
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.