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UT to Present Measure for Measure April 24–27

Published: April 09, 2014
The University of Tampa will present a production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure April 24–27. Show times are Thursday–Saturday, April 24–26, at 8 p.m., with an additional matinee showing on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. All performances will be in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.

Measure for Measure is the story of Angelo, who is named by the Duke of Vienna to serve in his stead while the Duke is away on business. Angelo seems to succumb to the pride of this new-gained power and uses it to take advantage of the fair Isabella, who has come to plead for the life of her condemned brother.

Unbeknownst to all, the Duke has disguised himself so that he may observe the actions of Angelo and his people. Eventually, he reveals himself, restores order and brings all to a happy end. As a play Measure for Measure highlights for its audience the themes of mercy versus justice, and the relationship of pride — or humility — on the truth.

The production features a cast of 19 students under the direction of Michael Staczar, chair/associate professor of speech, theatre and dance. Scenic and lighting design is by Alex Amyot, and costume design is by Frank Chavez.

Admission is free for UT students, faculty and staff. General admission tickets are $15, senior citizens and non-UT students may purchase tickets for $10. For more information, contact Staczar at or (813) 257-3987.

The show is sponsored by UT’s Department of Speech, Theatre and Dance.