Sunday, May 18 at 3pm
6 Depot Street, West Stockbridge, MA
Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
With his city in turmoil, the Duke of Vienna hands his power over to his deputy Angelo, who seeks to restore law and order. But when an aspiring nun, Isabella, comes to plead for the life of her condemned brother, Angelo gives in to his own unholy desires and exposes the political and moral corruption that pollutes the entire city. Shakespeare’s story of a woman’s struggle to preserve her identity in the face of exploitation and hypocrisy is given WAM’s own unique telling with an all-female company of actors and a streamlined adaptation.
Stage Manager: Hope Rose Kelly
JENNA WARE is the Associate Director of Education at Shakespeare & Company where she has been a company member for twenty-four seasons. Shakespeare & Company director: It’s a Wonderful Life, Les Faux Pas, The Venetian Twins, Red Hot Patriot, Amorous Quarrel, Shakespeare and the Language That Shaped a World, Shirley Valentine, The Henry VI Chronicles, Macbeth tour, The Triumph of Darkness. Jenna has directed over 40 productions for S&Co’s Education Program and is the founder of Shakespeare & Young Company. S&Co actor: Romeo and Juliet tour (Juliet), Macbeth tour (Lady Macduff), The Merchant of Venice (Solanio), Lady’s Maid’s Bell (Mrs. Blinder), Expiation (Bella), and Much Ado About Nothing (Margaret). Regional director:Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Maine Shakespeare), and Three Tall Women (Penobscot Theatre). Regional actor: The Comedy of Errors (Adriana) at Maine Shakespeare, and Macbeth (Lady Macduff) at Orlando Shakespeare. Jenna recently served as a reviewer for the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities ‘Coming Up Taller’ award. Education: BFA from NYU/Tisch