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Troupe presents 'Measure for Measure,' April 26-28

The Princeton Shakespeare Company will present a re-imagined production of "Measure for Measure" set in the Roaring '20s Thursday through Saturday, April 26-28, in the Frist Campus Center Film and Performance Theater.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

In this new adaptation, Shakespeare's classic comedy about nuns, friars and politicians is recast in a world of flappers, speakeasies and Prohibition. With the new setting come several new jazz music and swing dance numbers. Yet the company preserves some of Shakespeare's best bawdy comedy and the play's captivating moral dilemma.

Sophomore Lauren Whitehead will direct the show.

Tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 for college students and for those with a Passport for the Arts, and $3 for high school students. They are available online through University Ticketing or at the Frist box office.

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