Fall 2007William Shakespeare
Directed by: Christopher Kauffman - Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
October 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29
In this complex and dark comedy, Duke Vincentio leaves the fervently pious Angelo in charge of Vienna to clean up the town. After enforcing the death penalty for fornication, he suddenly finds himself overcome with passion for a woman about to enter the convent. What unfolds is a delirious tale of lust, justice, and mercy, beautifully spun by Shakespeare to expose the hypocrisy that results when one imposes absolute power on a community.