Measure for Measure JULY 18 – AUGUST 4 | MAIN STAGE
Must a novice nun sacrifice herself to save her brother? Virtue and sin collide in Shakespeare’s masterful dark comedy. When depravity rules the streets of Vienna, Duke Vincentio deputizes the strict and severe Lord Angelo to restore the city to decency. When Angelo discovers that he too is prone to moral weakness, a good man’s life and his sister’s purity hang in the balance.
Henry VIII JULY 24 – AUGUST 4 | SCHUBERT THEATER
Notorious for his habit of wedding and beheading, Henry maneuvers through the political landscape of Renaissance England, hastening the rise and fall of cardinals and queens. Shakespeare’s extravaganza of the life of England’s most famous monarch mixes history, tragedy, and romance yielding great dramatic dimension and power.
Please note: This production will be rehearsed akin to the way Shakespeare’s company would have. Actors arrive with their lines learned, rehearse on their own, wear what they can find and open in a matter of days. (PSF usually rehearses for nearly four weeks!) No director. No designers. Just great actors, a dynamic play, and pure adrenaline, spontaneity, and creativity.
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA . Box Office 610-282-WILL