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Mobile Unit: Measure for Measure

MOBILE UNIT: MEASURE FOR MEASURE

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The Shiva Theater at The Public Tour: 10/24-11/16 At The Public: 11/18-12/8

This season, The Public’s acclaimed Mobile Unit transports communities of the five boroughs to the vibrant streets of New Orleans for a bold new production of Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE directed by LA Williams.

It’s 1979, Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, yet the community is still celebrating. Temporarily left in charge by the Duke, the upright and uptight Lord Angelo has decided to crack down on the city’s debauchery, arresting young Claudio for impregnating his fiancée Juliet before their wedding. When virtuous Isabella, Claudio’s sister, hears of his death sentence, she begs Lord Angelo for mercy. But hypocritical Angelo propositions her instead, leaving Isabella with an impossible choice: save her soul or her brother’s life.

In this timely production, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal how those in power take advantage of those without it – asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful?

PRODUCTION DETAILS.

FREE tickets are distributed 90 minutes before each performance at The Public Theater and by digital lottery on the TodayTix app and website, which is open the day of the performance.

As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555.

Approx. 2 hours with no intermission

Mobile Unit is made possible with the support of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Tow Foundation, The McLaughlin Children's Trust, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Abrams Foundation. Additional support provided by JetBlue Airways, Open Society Foundations, Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel & Ambassador Carl Spielvogel, The MAE Private Foundation, Walt Disney Company, and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.

Headshots by Christine Jean Chambers

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Fall 2019 Tour Stops:

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Cast.

Jasmine Batchelor

Jasmine Batchelor

(Isabella) Off-Broadway: Mothers (Playwrights Realm), Continuity (MTC). Regional: A Raisin in the Sun (Two River Theater), Jazz (Baltimore Center Stage), The River (TheaterWorks Hartford). Film:The Surrogate. TV: “New Amsterdam,” “The Affair,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Miss 2059.” Training: The Juilliard School.

Nora Carroll

Nora Carroll

(Escalus/Juliet) Regional credits include: BLKS (Steppenwolf); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Richard II (Old Globe). Carroll holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Acting from the Graduate Program at the University of San Diego. To see what else she is up to check out: noracarroll.com or @noralcarroll on social media platforms.

Toccarra Cash

Toccarra Cash

(Lucio). Broadway: The Play That Goes Wrong. Off-Broadway: Napoli, Brooklyn (Roundabout Theatre); Playing with Fire (Negro Ensemble Company/Strindberg Rep). Off-West End: Half Me, Half You. Regional (select): Huntington Theatre, Hartford Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Film: First Match, Faraway Eyes, Rosy, ATL. TV: “Blue Bloods,” “Royal Pains,” “Younger.” Awards: AUDELCO - Best Supporting Actress, IRNE - Best Supporting Actress, Princess Grace - Acting. Education: BA: Spelman College, MFA: UMKC. toccarracash.com

Alfie Fuller

Alfie Fuller

(Pompey). Theater: BLKS (MCC), Is God Is (Soho Rep; Obie winner, Drama League nom), Lightning (NYSAF), Artney Jackson (Williamstown), Dangerous House (Williamstown; Berkshires Best Actress nom), Red Card Yellow Card (New Ohio), Antony & Cleopatra (Am. Theatre of Actors); Playwrights Horizons, Long Wharf, LAByrinth, The Vineyard, The Alliance, Playwrights Realm, Arena Stage. Film/TV: “Little America” (Apple), Standing8 (Urban World Film Festival winner), Simoune, We Don’t Know What We’re Doing. MFA: New School for Drama. @TheAlfieShow

Adrian Kiser

Adrian Kiser

(Angelo). Regional: Friend of a Friend (Capital Repertory Theater); Byahalia, Mississippi and Welcome to Fear City (Contemporary American Theater Festival). Educational: Kassandra in An Oresteia (Mason Gross); title role in Henry V (Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe); Antigone in Antigone, Ruth in A Raisin in the Sun, Nilaji Sun in No Child, Hyena in The Lion King: One Act (Alabama State). BA: Alabama State University; MFA: Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.

Gabrielle Murphy

Gabrielle Murphy

(Provost) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised between there and Wilmington, Delaware. She began her musical journey playing drums, but at age nine, switched to saxophone. In 2009, Murphy earned her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Peabody Institute. In 2013, Murphy earned her graduate degree from the Aaron Copeland School of Music in Queens College CUNY. She now works as a freelance saxophonist, performing all around New York.

Jacqueline Nwabueze

Jacqueline Nwabueze

(u/s Claudio/Elbow). Classically and contemporaneously trained, Nwabueze has played representative roles from Chekhov and Shakespeare to Lynn Nottage and Danai Gurira at Columbia University. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY (shout out to Flatbush!), she graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering from Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Latonia Phipps

Latonia Phipps

(Mariana/Overdone), actress, playwright, and minister, hails from Brooklyn and received her MFA from Brooklyn College. Credits include Dominique Morisseau’s Autumn Harvest at Lincoln Center and Katori Hall’s Children of Killers at Castillo Theater. She also worked on projects with Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, The Negro Ensemble, and Cherry Lane Theatre. Last seen as Ivanka Trump in Transparent Falsehood: An American Travesty.

Grace Porter

Grace Porter

(Duke). Regional: Lempicka, Faded, Secret Soldiers (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Film: Under A Silver Moon (Short). TV: “Madam Secretary.” MFA: NYU Tisch Grad Acting 2019. @gracelandsworld

Lily Santiago

Lily Santiago

(Claudio/Elbow). The Public: Othello. She most recently appeared as Macduff in Mac Beth (Red Bull Theater), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Huntington Theatre), and Emmy in A Doll's House, Part 2 (George Street Playhouse). Other credits include In The Red and Brown Water (Oya) and Water By The Spoonful (Yaz). She is a proud graduate of Northwestern University and LaGuardia Performing Arts HS, and represented by Innovative Artists.

Phumzile Sitole

Phumzile Sitole

(Claudio/Elbow). Off-Broadway: If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be A Muf*cka (Playwrights Horizons); The Comedy of Errors, Othello (Classic Stage Company); Yellow Card Red Card (New Ohio Theatre). Regional: Macbeth (Northern Stage). Tour: Antigone in The World. Television: “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access), “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix), “Elementary” (CBS). Film: LostFound (Sundance). MFA Acting Columbia University. Sitole is a South African actor and voice over artist.

Creative.

William Shakespeare
Writer
LA Williams
Director
Yu-Hsuan Chen
Scenic Design
Asa Benally
Costume Design
Jeffery Miller
Composer
Mayte Natalio
Choreographer
Michael Rossmy and Kelsey Rainwater
Intimacy & Fight Directors
Merrick Williams
Production Stage Manager
Clarissa Marie Ligon
Assistant Stage Manager

MEDIA.