MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Foolish Production Company at the Broadwater

Nick Molari. Photo courtesy of Foolish Production Company.

Dana Martin – Stage Raw.

Loose morals, licentious proposals and live vinyl rule the night at the Broadwater in Hollywood. Foolish Production Co’s latest production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is a mixed bag of madcap moodiness….

Under Mulhearn’s direction, the show moves quickly and the play’s five acts and multiple plot twists are condensed into one action-packed hour, making the story more palatable for a modern audience. Mulhearn extracts the play’s dark comedic elements and its crude humor wherever possible. The story is underscored by records casually spun by the cast throughout the evening, effectively creating a moody, shoe-gazer vibe, sometimes in opposition to the pace of the scene. Kat Landreth’s costumes are layered blacks, with effective embellishments which help unify the world of the play. Read more…