Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

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The Mark O’Donnell Theater at The Entertainment Community Fund Arts Center

160 Schermerhorn Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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"Abuse of power comes as no surprise."

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by William Shakespeare

Directed by Raquel Chavez & Beth Ann Hopkins

A growing feminist liberation movement raging against the oppressive patriarchal status quo takes Vienna by storm. After a sudden regime change, the conservatives newly in power react aggressively, invoking antiquated morality laws to strip their constituents of bodily autonomy and quell the resistance. Isabella is radicalized after seeing her brother Claudio and his lover Juliet among the first incarcerated in the crackdown. She hatches a plan to rebel against the oppressive campaign led by Angelo, the Duke’s deputy, but will have to decide: Can peace be wrought without justice?


Previews: Sept. 28 & 29

Performances: Sept. 30, Oct. 1 & 2, 5–9, 12–15

All performances at 7:00 p.m.

The Mark O'Donnell Theater

Entertainment Community Fund Arts Center

160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Mark O'Donnell Theater is located on the lobby level; ground-floor wheelchair seating can be provided by request. All restrooms are ADA compliant and assisted listening devices are available for audience members upon request.


  • Keith Hale
  • Jonathan Hopkins*
  • Delia Kemph
  • Toni Kwadzogah
  • Mahayla Laurence
  • Christian Negron
  • Daniella Rabbani*
  • Nic Sanchez
  • Tobias Wong
  • Aileen Wu

("*" indicates actor appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association)


  • Stage Manager: Cynthia Vazquez
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Charles Cobbertt
  • Composer & Music Director: Neil Klein
  • Costume Design: Brynne Oster-Bainnson
  • Lighting Design: Xiangfu Xiao
  • Set & Prop Design: lucas a degirolamo
  • Fight Choreography: Jose Maria Aguila
  • Intimacy Coach: Leyla Beydoun
  • Graphic Design: Joey Shaw
  • Publicity: Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR

STUDENTS: Use promo code "STUDENTRUSH" to access $20 tickets

An Actor's Equity Association-approved Showcase

Complimentary tickets shall be made available to franchised agents, bona fide casting directors, professional producers, playwrights, choregraphers and directors. Such persons must be seated upon their arrival at the theatre.

Actors' Equity Association members, upon presentation of a paid-up AEA membership card, shall be admitted to the theatre, at no cost, on a standby basis.

Smith Street Stage seeks to tell classic stories in new ways through affordable, exciting and consequential theater arts. The Company holds that universally recognizable and deeply human conflicts inhere in great literature, and by exploring such texts with rigor and creativity, one may apprehend these truths and reveal anew their relevance to our lives. Such stories presented skillfully and earnestly have the power to engage philosophical issues, excite spectators of all backgrounds and predispositions, and bring communities closer.

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