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September 18 - November 5

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Elevator Repair Service, the Obie-winning company behind Gatz  “the most remarkable achievement in theater of this decade” (The New York Times)  returns to The Public to celebrate their 25th season with a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE.   

With athletic theatricality and Marx-Brothers-inspired slapstick, the ERS ensemble brings exciting new life to this story of impossible moral choices in 17th-century Vienna. Radical experiments with speed set the play’s combination of the comically absurd and the tragically serious in stark relief, and deliver a remarkable new show that marries the company’s unique performance style with the Bard’s exquisitely lyrical language. ERS Founder and Artistic Director John Collins directs. 

Experiments in the use of technology in this production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE were partially supported by a Magic Grant from the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation.

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World Premiere

Written by William Shakespeare
Created by Elevator Repair Service
Directed by John Collins

Featuring Rinne Groff, Lindsay Hockaday, Maggie Hoffman, Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, April Matthis, Gavin Price, Greig Sargeant, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson, and Susie Sokol 

In a co-production with Elevator Repair Service and originally commissioned by The Public Theater

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