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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, directed by New York-based theatre artist Wednesday Sue Derrico. 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.

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

Post-show Discussions & Talk-backs: After every show


Donovan Mahannah

Janelle Rae

Kayla Dixon

Curtis Maxey Jr.

Eric Island

Anya Pearson*

Murren Kennedy
Late Night Talk Show Host

Phillip J. Berns†

James Luster
Officer Elbow / Mike Angelo, Assistant District Attorney / President

Kymberli Colbourne‡
Various Police Officers / Vincent “Vinny” Maggio, Public Defender

Mandana Khoshnevisan†
Various Police Officers / Judge Robert Escalus


Wednesday Sue Derrico

Adin Walker
Intimacy/Movement Choreographer

Signe Larsen†
Fight Choreographer

Tylor Neist

Ron Artis II

Blanca Forzan
Scenic & Lighting Designer

Melissa Heller
Costume Designer

Lawrence Siulagi†
Projection Designer

Trevor Harter^
Sound Designer

Elliot Lorence^
Props Master

Ephriam Harnsberger
Stage Manager

Jim Ricks-White
Technical Director

Nell Walkley

Nell Walkley

Jesse Groat^
Assistant Stage Manager

‡= Bag&Baggage Resident Artist, generously sponsored by Linda Morrisson & Andrew Hoffmann

†= Bag&Baggage Associate Artist

^= Bag&Baggage Emerging Artist, generously sponsored by Brad & Linda Needham

*= Member of Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract


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