Friday, March 15, 2013 - Sunday, March 17, 2013
SPT Youth Program Presents: When an impoverished young nobleman breaks the law to marry out of love, a power-drunk judge takes the opportunity to twist the law to his own lustful ends.
Four [free] performances March 15, 16 & 17 at the historic Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake. Donations are encouraged, and go to support SPT’s Youth Scholarship Fund.
ABOUT MEASURE FOR MEASURE
Known as one of William Shakespeare’s most enigmatic Problem Plays, Measure For Measure is an electrifying exploration of the arrogance of power, a story that hovers tantalizingly between comedy and tragedy. Join a congregation of complex characters for an ironic look at the confusions of lust and love, goodness and self-righteousness, and the moral dilemma encountered when it comes to standing up for oneself.
“I am drawn to Measure for Measure because it is a story that raises some tough questions,” says Director and SPT Artistic Associate, Kelly Kitchens. “It wrestles with difficult issues (e.g., sexual ethics and exploitation; justice and mercy; faith and hypocrisy). And I think it is particularly relevant to our high school ensemble because in these formative years they are actively creating their own character and exploring their personal beliefs on morality and spirituality. Directing this play has been an intense and rewarding process and I look forward to how they will solve the problems of the play both on and off the stage.”
MEASURE FOR MEASURE is recommended for Ages 14 and Up due to mature subject matter.
ABOUT SPT’S YOUTH PROGRAM
"The main idea of SPT’s educational programs; that the play creates a community in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, where all participants discover their voices is a priceless learning experience for all." - SPT Parent
Come see why Seattle Public Theater’s Youth Program is so often praised for its ability to transcend traditional expectations of "Children’s Theater" with exciting theatrical experiences for the whole community.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE performances
Friday, March 15 @ 7pm
Saturday, March 16 @ 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, March 17 @ 2pm
Directed by Kelly Kitchens, MEASURE FOR MEASURE features the acting talents of: Alexandria Sturtevant, Alexandra Varriano, Eden Williams, Frank Garland, Gabriel Klein, Leo Campbell-Klein, Sarah Rowley, Sierra Morley, Spencer Bradley, Jack Will, Jenna McElroy, Joey Haeck, Nicolas Reide-Walton, Olivia Sterne, Sara Albertson, Torin Record-Sand and is Assistant Directed by Madeleine Symons, Raina Borges as Stage Manager and Lighting Design by Devon Cantrell.