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ED2012 Musicals Review: Measures To Measures (American High School Theatre Festival)

ED2012 3/5 Reviews ED2012 Musical Reviews

In this modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’, a nun struggles to find a way to clear her brother’s name, facing the moral challenges that come with it. The script incorporates a mixture of Shakespeare’s original lines and present-day jargon. A few aspects let this production down: the singing could be more in-tune, and louder; the story is unclear because of the low volume. Meanwhile, the on-stage movement lacks the energy needed for a musical and the actors apparently love lying on tables.  However, the lead actress has a wonderful singing voice, and it is clear that the cast has worked hard for their Edinburgh Fringe show; they are a young and eager group.

Church Hill Theatre, 8-9 Aug, times vary.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ana-Claudia Magaña]

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