- B&B Book Club: The Measure of Innocence
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
“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.
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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: There will be opportunities for post-show audience discussion with facilitator James Dixon following each performance, with the exception of Friday, March 6th. We invite you to stay after the conclusion of the show to further explore the themes of the production in conversation with James.
‡= 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
Hello! I am Wednesday Sue Derrico, the director of The Measure of Innocence. I had the immense pleasure of coming from my home in New York City this past January to make a home at The Vault Theater. Rehearsals and meetings related to the show filled just about every day-…
This show invites the devious little beetle that likes to tell me “You are not meant to be part of this” to sit in my ear and chirp, chirp chirp away. I grew up with all white people. I was always the token black person. I didn’t know any black…