William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
Shakespeare’s dynamic, dark comedy explores the body politic and the politics of the body.
A co-production with California Shakespeare Theater
Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s production of Measure for Measure delves into the nature of authority and the experience of being governed. Drawing inspiration from contemporary Eastern Europe, subversive music, urban tension, and a deep look into the politics of female sexuality, this performance explodes with the inherent legal, moral, and sexual ambiguities of our age.
Running time: 2 hours and 49 minutes including intermission
“Political hope springs eternal in SCS’s stunning new production of Measure for Measure” – Good Times
“Tyne Rafaeli’s production lands with grace, wit, hysterical comedy and chilling clarity — above all else by a true sense of our humanity, strengths, flaws and all,” – Calshakes Artistic Director Eric Ting, Napa Valley Register
Tyne Rafaeli, Director of Measure for Measure shares her vision on Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s contemporary political thriller by William Shakespeare.