Company members Mike Iveson, Greig Sargeant, Rinne Groff, Maurina Lioce, Scott Shepherd, April Matthis, and Gavin Price celebrate opening night of Measure For Measure at the Public Theater.
Company members Mike Iveson, Greig Sargeant, Rinne Groff, Maurina Lioce, Scott Shepherd, April Matthis, and Gavin Price celebrate opening night of Measure for Measure at the Public Theater.
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The Public Theater presentation of Elevator Repair Service's production of Measure for Measure opens tonight. The Public celebrated the production last night, October 9. Performances continue through November 12 under the direction of John Collins.

The cast includes Rinne Groff (Isabella), Lindsay Hockaday (Pompey, Juliet), Maggie Hoffman (Provost), Mike Iveson (Lucio), Vin Knight (Escalus), April Matthis (Francisca, Mariana), Gavin Price (Froth, Friar, Boy, Barnardine, Messenger), Greig Sargeant (Claudio), Scott Shepherd (the Duke), Pete Simpson (Angelo), and Susie Sokol (Mistress Overdone, Elbow, Varrius, Abhorson).

With athletic theatricality and Marx Brothers-inspired slapstick, Elevator Repair Service brings exciting new life to this story of impossible moral choices in 17th-century Vienna. Radical experiments with speed set the play's combination of the comically absurd and the tragically serious in stark relief, and deliver a remarkable new show that marries the company's unique performance style with the Bard's lyrical language.

The production features scenic design by Jim Findlay, lighting design by Mark Barton and Ryan Seelig, sound design by Gavin Price, production design by Eva von Schweinitz, specialty and prop design by Amanda Villalobos, and costume design by Kaye Voyce.

For tickets and more information, click here.