Measure for Measure

October 16 – 21, 2018

Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language Russian
Country of Origin Russia, United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom
Description Cheek by Jowl, among Europe’s most influential theater companies, produces an “electrifyingly intense” (The Times, UK), and “punch-to-the-guts” (The Telegraph, UK) Measure for Measure in its debut partnership with Pushkin Theatre, one of the most respected theaters in Moscow. This modern-dress production, directed and designed by Cheek by Jowl co-artistic directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, hurtles through Shakespeare’s text at breakneck speed. Their Russian ensemble consider the timeless questions of authority, justice, and love in Vienna. The Chicago Tribune praised the production as “one of the clearest and most involving pieces of theatrical storytelling on a Chicago stage at this moment.”
Identifier 2018f.01016
Season Fall 2018
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
choreographerIrina Kashuba
company managerTeya Lanzon
director assistant/associateKirill Sbitnev
executive directorEleanor Lang
lighting designerSergey Skornetskiy
lighting operatorAlexey Eremin
musical directorPavel Akimkin
production assistant/coordinatorMarie Couvert-Castera
set designer/decorNick Ormerod
sound operatorPavel Romanov
stage handVladimir Mazlov
stage managerMarina Krymova
technical directorAlexander Solomin