The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents Measure for Measure (in repertory)


Shakespeare Evolution Series The ComediesThe Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern Presents Measure for Measure (in repertory)

Welcome to The Shakespeare Evolution Series!

Now that we have completed Shakespeare’s entire canon, we’re starting over by producing the plays in the order in which they were written! Last season we started the comedies. We’ll finish them in September 2012 and start with the tragedies.

Measure for Measure (in repertory with All’s Well that Ends Well)
Directed by Artistic Director Jeff Watkins
$15 General Admission Previews Thursday September 6 and Friday September 7
Performances September 8, 16, 21, 23, 27, 29, 2012

What could possibly go wrong when the Duke of Vienna decides to enforce a few long-ignored morality laws . . .and then “skips town,” leaving his self-righteous deputy in charge to enforce the new moral order? What will the innocent Isabella stoop to in order to save her brother’s life? Written with absorbing strength and eloquence, Shakespeare weaves for you a tale of love, lust, justice and forgiveness that will, naturally, leave you laughing.

A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series: The Comedies

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday September 16  after the show!

Dramatis Personae
Vincentio, The Duke  Maurice Ralston*
Angelo Matt Nitchie
Escalus  Doug Kaye*
Claudio  Paul Hester*
Lucio  Daniel Parvis
Isabella  Mary Russell
Juliet – Janine DeMichele
Mariana  Jennifer Alice Acker 
Provost Troy Willis*
Elbow  Matt Felten
Justice  Paul Hester*
Froth  Bryan Lee
Pompey, the clown  Nicholas Faircloth
Abhorson  Doug Kaye*
Barnardine  Matt Felten
Friar Thomas  Eli Jolley
Mistress Overdone  Katie Wine
Sister Francesca  Katie Wine
Two Gentlemen  Matt Felten, Bryan Lee
Officers & Attendants  Bryan Lee, Jennifer Alice Acker, Eli Jolley
Singing Boy  Bryan Lee

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Measure for Measure Synopsis
Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, resolving on the enforcement of the city’s ignored laws against immorality, proclaims his departure to Poland; actually he remains, disguised as a friar, to see what his Deputy, the severe Angelo (whose “blood is very snow-broth”) will do. One of Angelo’s first acts is to imprison Claudio for getting his betrothed, Juliet, with child, an offence that carries the death penalty.

Isabella, Claudio’s sister, a potential novice in a religious order, comes to plead with Angelo and he invites her to return the next day. When she does he tells her that, if she will be his mistress, he will pardon her brother. Horrified, she visits her brother who entreats her to agree. She refuses; but the disguised Duke/Friar suggests that she give way, and that Mariana, once Angelo’s spurned love, take her place at night.

Mariana accepts the plan; Angelo, faithlessly, has ordered Claudio’s death which is prevented by the Duke/Friar and the Provost. The Duke returns as himself. In a complex scene Angelo, after compulsorily wedding Mariana, is pardoned, Claudio will marry Juliet, and the Duke confesses his own love for Isabella.

-The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare’s Plays by J C Trewin

Performance days and times:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
Seating areas: Main Floor Seats, Box Seats (on floor) and Balcony Seats

Regular Ticket Prices:
Thursday night:
All regular (non-preview) Thursday shows are $20 for adults and $15 for students

Friday night:
Main: $32
Box: $26
Balcony: $22

Saturday night:
Main: $36
Box: $30
Balcony: $24

Sunday night:
Main: $28
Box: $22
Balcony: $15

An 8% sales tax is added on top of all purchases made at The Shakespeare Tavern.

Discount Ticket Options: $15 for Previews (unless otherwise noted);.
Student/Educator prices: $5 off per price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays.
Not valid on Saturday nights. 

$14 for 10am matinees. 
$3 off for Military, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, except in the Balcony on Sundays.
Promotional discount offers are not valid closing weekend of a performance.

Purchase Tickets Online for most performances at


For information on:

The Shakespeare Club Program and Flex Pass: call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or or visit our website at

Education Programs and Workshops: call or email Laura Cole, Education Director at 404-874-5299, X58 or

Volunteer Opportunities: call or email Suzanne Mercer, Volunteer Coordinator at 404-874-5299, X59 or

Accessibility and The Shakespeare Tavern: The Shakespeare Tavern is handicapped accessible. Please let the box office know if you have any special needs that we should be aware of in order to make your Shakespeare Tavern experience the very best we can. Our handicapped entrance ramp/parking is located directly behind our building. Once you turn onto Renaissance Parkway from Peachtree Street, you will turn right onto Courtland Street. The Tavern’s back entrance will be immediately on your right once you clear the building on the corner and the traffic poles. The turn comes up quickly, so please drive slowly. Handicapped parking is directly in front of the ramp, behind our building.                              


Location: The New American Shakespeare Tavern is located at 499 Peachtree Street, NE, just four blocks south of The Fox Theater and directly across the street from Emory University Hospital Midtown.


Parking: In the evening, we recommend parking in the Emory University Hospital Midtown Parking Deck located directly across the street from the front doors of The Shakespeare Tavern on Peachtree Street. Regular parking price is $5.                       

DO NOT park onPine Streetor in the empty parking lots onPine Street. Your car might be booted if you park in these lots.

Food and Beverage Service: The Tavern opens one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance for food and beverage service. Chef for a Night provides a British-pub-style menu for dinner. The Tavern has a beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drink bar that serves Bass and Guinness on tap.

Seating and Box Office: Seating is done on a “first come, first served” basis within each designated section. Table seating is limited however all seats can accommodate food and beverages. For reservations or more information, call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or or order tickets on-line at