Sunday
April
14
One Day Only
April 14, 2019
  • Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street Wheeling, WV
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
    3:00-5:00pm
  • oionline.com
  • $10.00

The Rustic Mechanicals bring their Truth is Truth tour of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure to Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre for a single performance 3pm Sunday, April 14.

All tickets are $10. Register online or call 304-242-7700.

More about Measure for Measure:

Vienna is a hovel for brothels and promiscuous behavior. The Duke, reluctant to wield his power to clean up the city leaves, transferring the responsibility to his deputy, Angelo. Angelo soon starts implementing harsh and radical changes. Young Claudio finds himself afoul of an ancient law when he gets his love Juliet pregnant. Angelo sentences him to death for his crimes of fornicating out of wedlock. Claudio’s friend Lucio meets with Claudio’s sister Isabella and plead with her to change Angelo’s mind. Thus begins a plot of intrigue and mistaken identity.

More about The Rustic Mechanicals:

Founded by Celi Oliveto in the summer of 2014, Vintage Theatre Company’s The Rustic Mechanicals are the only troupe of actors in the state dedicated to touring the works of William Shakespeare and other classical playwrights.

The Mechanicals tour three shows annually focusing on making Shakespeare’s plays accessible to modern audiences by utilizing interesting production concepts, dynamic staging, and extreme casting.