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Director CHARLES McMAHON discusses Lantern Theater Company’s production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

Mon, March 18, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Hear Charles McMahon, Artistic Director of Lantern Theater Company, discuss his approach and artistic decisions in adapting, designing, and directing Lantern Theater Company’s production of Measure for Measure.

Measure for Measure is a potent mix of comedy and drama in a gripping story of lust and power. In a city sinking into moral decay, a strict leader is appointed to restore order, which he does until he falls for a nun pleading for the life of her brother. Complications ensue. Justice, hypocrisy, mercy and redemption play out with a colorful cast of characters in a thrilling staging of this timely classic.

Let Charles McMahon, Director of Measure for Measure, take you behind the scenes to discover more about the creative process and the inspiration and craft that gets the art onstage. You are invited to explore the fascinating details of the aesthetic, historical and social context that shapes this production of Shakespeare’s wicked and dark comedy. These interactive discussions are designed to help curious audience members gain greater understanding and enjoyment of performances.

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