Crime & Punishment Festival
January 23rd – February 3rd, 2013
CityShow, a Lexington Ensemble Company, is pleased to announce that it is mounting two new productions as part of their Crime and Punishment winter theatre festival; 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose (directed by Tony White) and Measure 4 Measure by William Shakespeare (directed by Christopher Romero Wilson).
12 Angry Men and Measure 4 Measure will be preformed in rep at Shetler Studios’ Theater 54 in New York City.
12 Angry Men
by Reginald Rose
adapted by Sherman Sergel
(Directed by Tony White) Tickets: $20
Produced by special arrangement with
THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois
Measure 4 Measure
by William Shakespeare
(Directed by Christopher Romero Wilson) Tickets: $20
12 Angry Men: Twelve jurors are taken into the bleak jury room to determine the guilt or innocence of a 16 year old accused of stabbing his father. As they deliberate, each juror reveals his own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become "Twelve Angry Men"! [Learn More]
Measure 4 Measure: CityShow presents Shakespeare's conflicted masterpiece, "Measure for Measure". It's themes of political corruption, religious hypocrisy, and sexual harassment are as relevant today as they were nearly 500 years ago. This production explores the relationship between sex, power, and religion in the light of our current social, and economic strife. Sometimes funny, sometimes sexy, often dangerous and always thought provoking, Measure for Measure reminds us that "with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you." [Learn More]
The Crime & Punishment Festival will be CityShow's fifth production series. In June-July 2012, CityShow presented the Love, Sex & Art Festival which featured Blood Red Roses and Sphinx by Don Nigro. In February 2012, CityShow presented the Fools & Philanderers Festival which featured Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, and Arthur Schnitzler's Anatol. In 2011, CityShow presented Rogues Amidst the Fatherland, which featured productions of Shirley Lauro's All Through the Night, and Bertolt Brecht's Baal. In 2010, CityShow presented the Wilde October Festival, which featured productions of three of Oscar Wilde's acclaimed plays, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, and Salomé.