Hillsboro Reads the Bard: Shakespeare Reimagined
In its second year, Hillsboro Reads the Bard: Shakespeare Reimagined is a partnership with Bag&Baggage Productions (B&B), offering a series of events that explore Shakespeare’s work through a diversity and equity lens. This year we will focus on B&B’s March production The Measure of Innocence, an adaptation of the Bard’s Measure for Measure, by Anya Pearson.
“Some rise by sin, some by virtue fall.” Drawing on Shakespeare’s inherent genius for seamlessly blending the comic and the tragic, Portland-based playwright Anya Pearson (Made to Dance in Burning Buildings) adds her own unique command of language, humor, and social insight to this story, reimagining Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure through the all-too-relevant lens of the systemically unjust criminal justice system and the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement. Set in our current fractured political landscape, The Measure of Innocence is a captivating new dramedy about the dichotomy between corruption and humanity, morality and mercy.
Thanks to our sponsors: Friends of the Hillsboro Public Library and Library Foundation of Hillsboro.
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The goal of Hillsboro Reads is to foster a sense of community, celebrate reading for pleasure, and promote intergenerational discussion and connection.
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