WAM Theatre has solidified its plans for a staged reading of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare. This story of a woman’s struggle to preserve her identity in the face of hypocrisy and exploitation will be given a unique telling with an all-female company of actors and a streamlined adaptation. WAM Theatre will present the reading on Sunday (May 18) at 3pm at Six Depot Roastery and Café, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. Measure for Measure is the second presentation in WAM’s new Fresh Takes Play Reading series, which offers new and reimagined works that tell women’s stories.
The cast of Measure for Measure includes Suzanne Ankrum (WAM’s Emilie), Ariel Bock (Ensemble for the Romantic Century’s None but the Lonely Heart), Barby Cardillo (WAM Theatre’s The Attic, the Pearls, & Three Fine Girls), Dana Harrison (Shakespeare & Company’s Private Lives), Tod Randolph (Shakespeare & Company’s Cassandra Speaks) and Kristen van Ginhoven (WAM Theatre Artistic Director). The reading will also feature Jacinthe G. Connor, Emma Dweck, Catherine Santino and Josephine M. Wilson.