The Baron's Players


Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare

8:00 pm
Friday, April 8, 2011
6 Lexington Street
Burlington, MA
Tickets - $10

Our Production
Measure for Measure has been called a "problem play". It is considered by many to be a difficult combination of comedy, drama and moral issues. Our production is a pure comedy that still acknowledges the darker parts of human nature. The Baron's Players draws on its performers' familiarity with Commedia dell'arte and the conventions of the Elizabethan era to explore the humor in this story of blackmail, unlikely romance and the abuse of power.

The Story
The Duke of Vienna abdicates his responsibilities as a leader by handing power over to the virtuous Angelo and pretending to leave the city. He hopes that Angelo will make the people respect Vienna's laws while he watches in disguise. When Angelo falls for Isabella, the sister of a condemned man, Angelo gives in to his lust and offers to pardon the brother in return for sex. The Duke, dressed as a friar, tries to expose Angelo and rescue the condemned man all while falling in love with Isabella, who is about to join a nunnery.

The Baron's Players will perform on Friday, April 8th at 8pm at the United Church of Christ, 6 Lexington Street, Burlington, MA. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

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