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FiF Programs Theater Outing: Measure for Measure

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Nov 21

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Event Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 403

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Berick Center for Student Advising First-in-Family Programs
First-in-Family Programs is headed to the theater again! 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 of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure directed by LA Williams, 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? We will meet promptly at 5:30pm outside of 403 Lerner Hall and head downtown together.  The show will conclude at approximately 9:00pm.  Metro cards will be provided.    Space is extremely limited—only RSVP if you plan to attend.