Measure for Measure: New York Classical Theatre 14 August 2015

This was a new place to see one of New York Classical Theatre’s panoramic productions. This time rtb, meli, and I went to Brooklyn Bridge Park, which is a true jewel.


Artistic director Stephen Burdman directed this lovely version of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. There were no programs so I can’t identify the actors but the actors playing Pompey Bum, Lucio, and Elbow were having a lot of fun with their roles. They took into account the sounds of the helicopters and boats in the harbor. It was difficult to hear – probably the most difficulty I’ve had at one of their productions. But I could hear enough to enjoy the jokes and follow the switched identities.

But the real star of the play was New York harbor and the NYC skyline.






By Carene Lydia Lopez