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Bag&Baggage Productions Proudly Presents...

The Measure of Innocence

03/05/20 - 03/22/20 • The Vault Theater & Event Space

by Anya Pearson

adapted from William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

“Some rise by sin, some by virtue fall.” Drawing on Shakespeare’s inherent genius for seamlessly blending the comic and the tragic, Portland-based playwright Anya Pearson (Made to Dance in Burning Buildings) adds her own unique command of language, humor, and social insight to this story, reimagining Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure through the all-too-relevant lens of the systemically unjust criminal justice system and the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement. Set in our current fractured political landscape, The Measure of Innocence is a captivating new dramedy about the dichotomy between corruption and humanity, morality and mercy. This is the second world premiere commission of Bag&Baggage’s nationally-acclaimed Problem Play Project series, supported by the Meyer Memorial Trust.


Runs 03/05/20 - 03/22/20

Run Time 120 minutes, including 1 intermission(s)

Recommended for ages 16+

All shows (except where indicated) are General Admission.

The auditorium opens for seating approximately 45 minutes prior to curtain. Box office opens 1 hour prior to curtain.

Due to the intimate nature of our space, absolutely NO LATE SEATING will be allowed for any reason. Please ensure you arrive on time for the performance.



Pay What You Will Previews: The first Thursday of a show run. Cash is preferred.

Magazine Lecture Series: Every Friday prior to the performance starting at 6:45 PM.

Hughes Night Out!: Every first Saturday of a show run 1 hour prior to the performance.

Silver Screen Saturdays: Every second Saturday of a show run in the afternoon prior to the performance that evening.

Brave Space: Every final Sunday of a show run in the morning prior to the matinee that afternoon.

Post-show Discussions & Talk-backs: After the first and second Sunday matinees immediately following the performance, with any participating cast & crew members.

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Pay What You Will: The Measure of Innocence - Thursday, March 5, 2020
Hughes Night Out!: The Measure of Innocence - Saturday, March 7, 2020
Talkback: The Measure of Innocence - Sunday, March 8, 2020