Elevator Repair Service’s Measure for Measure Opens Off-Broadway

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The acclaimed experimental theatre company returns to the Public Theater with its newest show: a unique spin on the Bard’s comedy.
Pete Simpson and Rinne Groff
Pete Simpson and Rinne Groff Richard Termine

Elevator Repair Service’s Measure For Measure opens October 10 at the Public Theater Off-Broadway. Directed by John Collins, the ERS ensemble brings its singular approach to the Bard’s popular comedy in this all-new staging featuring athletic theatricality and Marx Brothers-inspired slapstick.

The cast is made up of Rinne Groff (Isabella); Lindsay Hockaday (Pompey, Juliet); Maggie Hoffman (Provost): Mike Iveson (Lucio); Vin Knight (Escalus); April Matthis (Francisca, Mariana); Gavin Price (Froth, Friar, Boy, Barnardine, Messenger); Greig Sargeant (Claudio); Scott Shepherd (the Duke); Pete Simpson (Angelo); and Susie Sokol (Mistress Overdone, Elbow, Varrius, Abhorson).

Measure For Measure began previews September 17.

The production features scenic design by Jim Findlay, lighting design by Mark Barton and Ryan Seelig, sound design by Gavin Price, production design by Eva Von Schweinitz, specialty and prop design by Amanda Villalobos, and costume design by Kaye Voyce.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting Publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.

(Updated October 10, 2017)

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