Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”
July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts, located in the Jones Theater in Westcliffe, will present a one-day-only showing of their summer Shakespeare production “Measure for Measure”. The Rialto Theater is really excited to have this opportunity to host the amazing crew from the Jones Theater. Tickets will be $15/Adults and $12 for Children 12 and under.
Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure follows the adventures of the Duke of Vienna, who announces he is leaving on a foreign mission, handing power temporarily over to his deputy, Angelo. Instead of leaving, however, the Duke remains in Vienna, watching as Angelo focuses his reformatory zeal on a young man named Claudio, arresting him for fornication and condemning him to death. When Claudio’s sister Isabella, a novice nun about to take her vows, comes to Angelo to plead for her brother’s life, the deputy’s own moral corruption is revealed. The Duke, in disguise, stage-manages the action that follows and arranges his own form of justice for all parties involved in a suspenseful denouement.