"Audacious"
– Chicago Tribune

March 9 - April 14, 2013 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission

Robert Falls’ daring new production takes us into the heart of Shakespeare’s dark comedy, in which virtue and vice collide—and lust and the law are inextricably entwined.

His city caught in a moral free-fall, the Duke of Vienna hands over power to Lord Angelo, who enforces long-dormant codes of chastity with zealous fervor.  When a pious young nun pleads for the life of her condemned brother, Angelo’s response is surprisingly sensual—revealing a web of desire, deception and hypocrisy that infects every corner of society.

Intended for mature audiences.

 

 

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Artists

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Directed by ROBERT FALLS

Cast

JOHN VICTOR ALLEN - Ensemble
JEFFREY CARLSON - Lucio
AMANDA CATANIA - Ensemble
CELESTE M COOPER - Juliet
ANTHONY DINICOLA - Ensemble
AARON TODD DOUGLAS - Pompey
AMANDA DRINKALL - Ensemble
ISABEL ELLISON - Ensemble
ALEJANDRA ESCALANTE - Isabella
BILLY FENDERSON - Froth
SEAN FORTUNATO - Elbow
JOE FOUST - Cardinal Thomas, Bernardine
LANISA FREDERICK - Ensemble
KEVIN FUGARO - Claudio
CINDY GOLD - Mistress Overdone
QUINTON GUYTON - Ensemble
CAROLYN ANN HOERDEMANN - Ensemble
JOHN JUDD - Escalus
TRAVIS A. KNIGHT - Ensemble
KATE LOCONTI - Mariana
JAMES NEWCOMB - Duke
A.C. SMITH - Provost
DANIEL SMITH - Abhorson
GLENN STANTON - Ensemble
JAY WHITTAKER - Angelo

Creative Team and Crew

WALT SPANGLER - Scenic Design
ANA KUZMANIC - Costume Design
MARCUS DOSHI - Lighting Design
RICHARD WOODBURY - Sound Design
NEENA ARNDT - Dramaturg
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
ALDEN VASQUEZ - Production Stage Manager
JAMIE WOLFE - Stage Manager

Critical Praise
  • ★★★1/2 (out of 4)

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Vice oozes from the very walls the comedy roars"

    - Newcity

  • "Arresting"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Falls...captures the comedy of the piece"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Never in the history of this play has such a raw and raucous production been seen"

    - Newcity

  • "There are delights both large and small crammed into this production"

    - Newcity

  • "Highly amusing"

    - Chicago Tribune

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