Identified as one of Shakespeare’s three “problem plays”—stories with complex, ambiguous and shifting tones—Measure for Measure explores themes of justice, mortality, corruption, purity, virtue, compassion and forgiveness. Described as a dynamic, dark comedy, the play is part of the 2017 Santa Cruz Shakespeare season, and a co-production with California Shakespeare Theater. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, Measure for Measure runs July 21 through early September.
INFO: Grove at DeLaveaga Park, 501 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz. $25-$55. 460-6396. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, July 14 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the play.