William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre—FREE
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Nights @7:30pm, August 5-27
Hazel Robinson Amphitheater
92 Gay Street, Asheville, NC
Measure for Measure was last performed by Montford Park Players in 1997; it is a great opportunity to catch this after a long hiatus from the Amphitheatre stage. Directed by Montford Park Players Artistic Director, Scott Keel, who last helmed the wildly popular Mcuh Ado about Nothing in June of this year. The play will star Michael MacCauley as Angelo. MacCauley will be coming off his directing of July’s Titus Andronicus for Montford.
Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays,” in which there is much ado about mistaken identities, double dealings, and unseemly conduct. Although played for laughs, the story is rich and filled with wonderful scenes into which an audience can really sink their teeth. The show originally premiered in 1604 and, although not as produced as many of the Bard’s other comedies, has become somewhat of a cult favorite for many familiar with the entire canon. Montford Park Players urges both their regulars and the curious to not miss out.
The show also stars Trinity Smith, Devyn Ray, Jason Williams, John Mendenhall, and many other. Montford Park Players has been presenting Shakespeare and other classical works to the Asheville community since 1973, and has since grown to be one of Western North Carolina’s most beloved and well-known cultural attractions.
For more information or to reserve seats: montfordparkplayers.org, or 254-5146.