St. Michaels is having its annual FREE performance of Shakespeare in the Park “Measure for Measure” on Saturday, September 14th at 7:30 p.m. in Muskrat Park.
“Some rise by sin and others by virtue fall.” Measure for Measure questions what happens when corruption reaches the highest level of court. Explore the price of principle, and witness what happens when the law is bent by those who serve to uphold it. A duke in disguise leaves the fate of his people in the hands of a ruthless judge. A loyal sister is faced with an important decision: save the life of her brother, or uphold her honor? Shakespeare shows what man, seduced by power, is capable of when he thinks no one is watching. In Measure for Measure, we are made to question our own principles and idea of “the greater good.” Should we all be judged measure for measure?
St. Michaels will once again host Brown Box Theatre Project for the ninth consecutive year of free outdoor Shakespeare with the troupe’s largest and most ambitious production yet: Measure for Measure. Brown Box, under the direction of Kyler Taustin, will tour Shakespeare’s timeless -- and timely -- tale of power, corruption, virtue, and honor as part of a seven-week tour to 27 outdoor venues in 35 communities from Massachusetts to Delmarva. Measure for Measure performances is free, outdoor, and open to all audiences; no tickets are needed. Lawn seating, blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Due to mature themes this show is recommended for ages 13 and older with the advisory of a parent. Brown Box Theatre Project’s 2019 free Shakespeare tour fulfills the company’s mission to deliver professional, impactful theatre directly to communities that otherwise lack access to the performing arts, and to break down barriers that separate potential audiences from live theatre. In an ongoing effort to reinvent the way theatre is created and consumed, each performance will transform a public space into a vibrant cultural and tourist destination, activating
public spaces into creative spaces and encouraging community through accessible arts programming.