Saturday, August 22, 2009
UPDATE from the Asylum Street Spankers:
The Spankers will perform a set before this Friday's performance of Austin Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure." We play at 6:30 on Friday, September 18 at the Rollins Theater in the Long Center at South First and Riverside in Austin. This show is only for people going to the play, so if you've been wanting to see "Measure for Measure," this Friday is the night! For tickets, go to the Long Center box office on-line.
Austin Shakespeare presents
Measure for Measure
September 10 - 27
Rollins Theatre, Long Center
Tickets $27; for students, $17
from Long Center Box Office
Austin Shakespeare brings lusty flappers, provocative dandies and a band of Prohibition politicians to The Long Center’s Rollins Theatre, which will be transformed into the 1920s South for a new look at Shakespeare’s dark comedy, Measure for Measure. Featuring glorious language, captivating characters and an ingenious plot, the performance brings the Rollins Theatre audience into a new three-sided thrust stage configuration putting them in the midst of a world of fun-loving licentiousness attacked by harsh laws.
New York actress Morgan Dover-Pearl returns to Austin, her hometown, to play Isabella, the woman who defies the seeming puritanical government official Angelo (Shelby Davenport) when he attempts to seduce her. Award-winning Austin Shakespeare actor Matt Radford (Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing), Associate Director of Actors from the London Stage, stars as the Duke, who in disguise observes and finally devises the memorable conclusion.
Read more at AustinLiveTheatre.com . . . .