Measure for Measure

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Christopher Prentice expresses Claudio’s fear and resignation with haunting perfection

The Bard and the Boards

Sex, Church and State collide in a scathing satire that skewers vice and questions the very nature of virtue.

Reviving draconian laws to combat immorality in Vienna, the temporary governor Angelo [Tom Rooney] sentences a young man, Claudio [Christopher Prentice], to death for fornication. But Angelo’s own moral failings become apparent when Claudio’s devout sister, Isabella [Carmen Grant], pleads with him for her brother’s life, only to be presented with a shocking ultimatum.

Chris played Claudio, the young gentleman condemned to death for impregnating Juliet, the woman who is “fast [his] wife” in Martha Henry’s post-World War II production.

a lot of fine performances … Christopher Prentice moves us as the doomed Claudio

a fine Christopher Prentice

Christopher Prentice expresses Claudio's fear and resignation with haunting perfection

Christopher Prentice movingly conveys the agony of a young man who feels so defeated by injustice he can scarcely believe in hope.

stage-door.com

This is a top-level production of a great play ... The cast looks to be hand-picked ... Newcomer Christopher Prentice is rather touching as Claudio.

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Cast & Creative
 

Cast

Carmen Grant
Isabella
Stephen Ouimette
Lucio
Tom Rooney
Angelo
Geraint Wyn Davies
Duke Vincentio
Randy Hughson
Pompey
Peter Hutt
Escalus
Christopher Prentice
Claudio
Stephen Russell
Provost
Sarah Afful
Mariana
Nigel Bennett
Friar Peter-Thomas
Patricia Collins
Mistress Overdone
Brad Hodder
Varrius/1st Gentleman
Ruby Joy
Juliet
Josue Laboucane
Justice
Robert Persichini
Barnardine
E.B. Smith
Abhorson/2nd Gentleman
Dorcas Sowunmi
Francisca
Brian Tree
Elbow
Dylan Trowbridge
Froth
Ian Lake
Young Friar

Creative

Martha Henry
Director
John Pennoyer
Designer
Steven Hawkins
Lighting
Todd Charlton
Composer/Sound
Kevin Hammond
Assistant Director
Ann Stuart
Stage Manager
Corinne Richards
Assistant Stage Manager
Jessica Stinson
Assistant Stage Manager
Brenda Pilatzke
Apprentice Stage Manager
Janine Ralph
Production Stage Manager

Promo shot for Measure for Measure
  • Measure for Measure
  • By William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Martha Henry
  • With Carmen Grant, Stephen Ouimette, Tom Rooney, Geraint Wyn Davies, Randy Hughson, Peter Hutt, Christopher Prentice, and Stephen Russell
  • Stratford Festival
  • 2013