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UE Theatre Presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Posted: Monday, September 26, 2022

The University of Evansville (UE) Theatre opens their fall 2022 season with William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, in a modern verse translation by Aditi Brennan Kapil, in an ongoing collaboration with Play On Shakespeare. Being presented on the UE campus for the first time ever, this production opens on at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30, in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on October 1, 6, 14, and 15; and at 2:00 p.m. on October 16. This 400-year-old tale could be “ripped from the headlines” of today’s world, as it examines themes central to human nature and our paradoxical relationship to justice and mercy. With all its high-spirited bawdiness, this tragicomedy reveals what can happen when sex, religion, and politics collide.

Measure for Measure is directed by visiting assistant professor Stacey Yen. Rebecca Conaway, a senior theatre studies major from Wellsburg, West Virginia, serves as the associate director; associate professor Eric Renschler ’83 serves as the scenic designer; assistant professor Sarah J. Smith is the costume designer; Jamey Pearson, a junior design and technology major from Moody, Texas, is the lighting designer; Maya Barry, a sophomore stage management major from Marietta, Georgia, serves as the sound designer; Devyn Jolgren, a junior performance major from Louisville, Kentucky, is the dramaturg; Zoe Paraskevopoulos, a senior stage management major from Flower Mound, Texas, is the stage manager, and assistant professor Mitchell L. Critel serves as the technical director. 

The cast features McAllister Reed Stowell, a senior performance major from Lakewood, Colorado, as Duke; Tatiana Robledo, a junior performance major from Houston, Texas, as Escalus; Adam Techmanski, a sophomore performance major from Richmond, Texas, as Angelo; Delaney Ross, a sophomore performance major from Keller, Texas, as Isabella; Alijah Roberson, a first-year performance major from Atlanta, Georgia, as Claudio; Aibhlinn Rose, a senior performance major from Clackamas, Oregon, as Juliet; Garrett Hale, a junior performance major from Haslet, Texas, as Lucio; Jacovia Young, a first-year performance major from Houston, Texas, as Provost; Sarah Tuma, a sophomore performance major from Henderson, Kentucky, as Mariana; Christina Tinde Jesenski, a junior performance major from Rancho Santa Margarita, California, as Mistress Overdone; Jeff Parkinson, a senior performance major from Mercer Island, Washington, as Pompey; Jack Cory, a senior performance major from Southlake, Texas, as Elbow; Antonio Cortés Román, a first-year performance major from Metepec, Mexico, as Froth; Drake J. Susuras, a junior performance major from Broomfield, Colorado, as Friar Thomas; Umbra Person, a first-year performance major from Jonesboro, Georgia, as Francisca; Gavin Ramirez, a first-year performance major from McKinney, Texas, as Abhorson; Benjamin Bravard, a senior performance major from Batavia, Ohio, as Barnardine; J. Kenneth Guzman, a first-year performance major from Brighton, Colorado, as First Gentleman; Hauson Anderson, a first-year performance major from Columbia, Maryland, as Second Gentleman; Trace Levens, a first-year performance major from Bryan, Texas, as Officer; Josie Madzik, a first-year theatre studies major from Howell, Michigan, as Officer; Arturo Quepons, a first-year performance major from San Antonio, Texas, as Duke’s Attendant; Andrea Vargas, a first-year performance major from Missouri City, Texas, as Duke’s Attendant; and William Cooper Sanders, a first-year performance major from Jeffersonville, Indiana, as Angelo’s Attendant. 

In following industry standards, as established by the Broadway League, all audience members must remain masked during the performance. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $18 for senior adults, UE employees, and non-UE students. 

UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 p.m. on the day of the performance they wish to attend. In addition, UE Theatre is excited to introduce a new “Pay What You Can” initiative. Every Thursday evening performance in Shanklin Theatre is available for any person to pay any price that best fits their budget.

Season subscriptions for the 2022–2023 Shanklin Theatre season are also available and are $50 for an adult subscription and $44 for a discount subscription. This three-play season includes Measure for Measure, the smash–hit musical Cabaret, and the hilarious Noises Off. A May Studio Theatre Discovery Package can be purchased for $18 and includes Circle Mirror Transformation and The Moors.

Single tickets and subscriptions may be purchased by calling the ticket office at 812-488-2031, Monday through Friday, between 12:00-5:00 p.m. You may also purchase single tickets online at theatre.evansville.edu.

The University of Evansville empowers students to think critically, act bravely, serve responsibly, and live meaningfully in a changing world. Through an innovative academic curriculum combined with practical hands-on experiences, UE students engage the local and international community in meaningful ways. With a diverse student body from 44 states and 48 countries, students choose from an array of majors in business, engineering, arts and sciences, and health science. UE graduates engage the world and workplace with the tools and skills to excel in fulfilling careers. For more information, please visit evansville.edu.

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