SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKING LOT: THE INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE PRESENTS
Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Julie Dixon
Indiana State University’s Department of Theatre presents an outdoor production of Measure for Measure April 14th through April 17th via online steaming and in-person socially distanced viewing. Curtain times are 7:30 PM EDT Wednesday through Saturday.
Measure for Measure offers a unique opportunity for the Terre Haute community and a larger community online to enjoy live outdoor theater! This production is especially unique: it offers the opportunity for simultaneous in-person and live-streamed online viewing. In-person seating is limited; some chairs are available and other seating is in the grass. Julie Dixon, Professor of Theater at Indiana State University, directs this Shakespeare classic and brings it into the future.
About the play: The year is 2036. Pandemics have ravaged the United States, and government only exists on the local level. After years of poor leadership, the Duke flees the city, appointing Angelo as his deputy. Determined to end spiritual corruption, Angelo enforces the strictest of morality laws. When a young man named Claudio is sentenced to be beheaded, a young nun named Isabella pleads for his life, and things get very complicated. Join us for this cautionary tale of sexual abuse and the abuse of power.
On alternating nights of the production, the two lead roles are gender-swapped, so viewers can see different casts Wednesday/Friday from Thursday/Saturday.
Tickets for Measure for Measure are $5 for online viewing and $10 for in-person viewing. Patrons must purchase tickets online ahead of time at www.indstate.edu/cas/theater/tickets. Ticketholders for the online stream will be emailed the viewing link one hour prior to the start of the show. In-person ticket holders will be required to wear a mask and social distancing will be enforced. The performance will take place in the parking lot next to the New Theater, located at 536 N. 7th Street Terre Haute, IN 47809, on the Indiana State University Campus.
Please be advised, this production contains mature content including depictions of sexual acts; viewer discretion is advised.