Indy Fringe Basile Theater
719 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
October 22nd - October 31st
“Tis one thing to be tempted, Escalus,
Another thing to fall."
― William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
Fiercely reimagined by Director Paige Scott, Bard Fest crashes head first into the modern world and the #me too movement with Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. The show features an ensemble of Bard Fest veterans and wonderful new talent.
The cast is led by Mr David Mosedale, Ms Morgan Morton, and Mr Zachariah Stonerock.
Esther Ferington writes, "Coined in 2006 by Tarana Burke, the phrase “Me too” exploded into use in October 2017 after news reports broke about film producer Harvey Weinstein and his alleged sexual misconduct toward women. The five-letter hashtag #MeToo was so powerful—and so conveniently short—that it was a perfect fit for news headlines and social media. Since that time, news organizations have widely used it to signal a particular kind of devastating story—one that has now been told again and again, differing only in detail and extent. ..........But what does #MeToo have to do with William Shakespeare, a male playwright better known for extraordinary characters like the brooding Danish prince Hamlet, the exiled magician Prospero, or Macbeth’s wife and murderous accomplice, Lady Macbeth? Well, when it comes to Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure, the answer may be: quite a lot."
Ms Paige Scott
Mr John Clair
Ms Nan Macy
Mr JB Scoble
Mr Kevin Robertson
Mr Max McCreary
& Mr Glenn Dobbs
Made possible by a generous grant from Indy Politics
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Starting October 15 all IndyFringe patrons attending public performances must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a negative COVID-19 PCR test (administered no more than 72 hours prior to the performance and is dated and timestamped) or an Antigen test (administered no more than 6 hours prior to the performance and is dated and timestamped). At-home tests are OK only if they contain a link to results you print from a medical platform. This vaccine requirement will also apply to all artists, staff, and volunteers.