SiP Auditions: Measure for Measure - Tuesday July 16 6 PM
Tuesday July 16, 2019 6 PM
classic play about morality, virtue, sin, punishment, death, and
atonement. This work continues to be classified as a comedy, albeit a
dark one, though its tone may defy those expectations.
this dark comedy, a duke leaves his town in the hands of his
second-in-command, a man whose strict sense of morality leads him to
carry out laws to the letter. Almost immediately, he starts enforcing
ancient laws, which leads to the arrest of Claudio for fornication—a
crime punishable by death. Watch as the duke watches what ensues. Will
he let the punishment be carried out? Or will he intervene before it's
Directed by Erin T. McKinney
The Duke of Vienna, 40-60
A good and kind-hearted man, but perhaps not as strong a leader as he should be he later disguises himself as Friar Lodowick.
Assigned by the Duke to rule Vienna in his absence. Angelo is a very
strict person who believes in upholding the law above all else.
An executioner, who takes his job very seriously.
A young nun; sister to Claudio; pure, and virtuous.
Mistress Overdone 40-60
A businesswoman who runs brothels in the city of Vienna. She is ultimately a pragmatic person, not an idealist
A gentleman. He is good, honorable, and well-respected by everyone
Servant to Mistress Overdone; a humorous petty criminal.
A gentleman of Vienna with a searing wit and lascivious humor; friend to Claudio. Shakespeare describes him as ‘Fantastic’.
Friar Peter 40-60
A priest who help the Duke with his mysterious plan.
A prisoner; a comical brute.
A beautiful, virtuous young woman engaged to marry Claudio. It has just been discovered that she is pregnant.
The warden of Vienna’s prison, a kind and honorable man.
The bumbling city constable; comedic, constantly mangles words and phrases with mispronunciation and double meanings.
Angelo's former fiancée; she is still in love with him.
A judge and advisor to the Duke, assigned to help Angelo rule Vienna in the Duke’s absence (male or female).
A good, abiding nun, who lives in the convent Isabella wishes to enter.