Pictured Above: Christian Lepore, Peter Peterson and Justin Harris in Northeast Stage’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “Measure for Measure.”

Northeast Stage is bringing its Summer 2019 Shakespeare-in-the-Park production of “Measure for Measure,” a dark comedy from the First Folio that examines the complex interplay of mercy and justice, directed by Colin Palmer, to three venues over the next two weeks.

Performances will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at East End Arts in Riverhead, Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Shorefront Park Bandshell in Patchogue and Friday through Sunday, Aug. 2 through 4, at 7 p.m. at Greenport’s Mitchell Park.

This production stars John Bradley as Duke Vincentio, Justin Harris as Lucio, Amy E. Ippolito as Isabella, Christian Lepore as Barnadine, Kayla Lessard as Mariana, Peter Peterson as Pompey, Wendy Peterson as Claudio/Froth, Christine Richard as Mistress Overdone, Colin Palmer as Provost, Sarah Storjohann/A.D. Newcomer as Escalus and John Tramontana as Angelo.

A.D. Newcomer is the master of verse, Jason Gibson is the stage manager, Daniel Anthony Maul is the production designer and James Yaiullo provides original music.

Admission is free — bring a blanket and a picnic. An American Sign Language interpreter will be on hand to provide translation for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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