Measure for Measure
“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.”
Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare
Directed by John Robert Armstrong
February 20 - 22 at 7:30 p.m.
February 22-23 at 2:00 p.m.
Immorality pervades the streets of Vienna. Temporary governor Angelo sentences a young man to death for fornication in an attempt to reassert the rule of law. But Angelo’s own morals come into question when a beautiful, novice nun named Isabella pleads with Angelo for the life of this sinner, her own brother, Claudio. Can we “condemn the fault and not the actor of if?” Shakespeare’s dark comedy probes this very question.
Faculty and Staff $5
ONU Student $5
Box office 419-772-1900
John Robert Armstrong (Director) is assistant professor of acting at Ohio Northern University. John’s credits at Northern include director for the productions of Nine and Eurydice and actor in the title role of the University’s production of Hamlet. His professional acting credits include The Piper with Tony award nominees Christiane Noll and Bob Cuccioli at NYMF and The Irish Repertory Theatre (NYC), Heartbreaker with Tony award nominee Christine Andreas (NYC), Macbeth (Indiana Rep), Bandgeeks! (Human Race), Treasure Island, a musical... (Beef and Boards), Santaland Diaries (one man show, Cardinal Stage Company), SICK (one man show, Cleveland Public), Pure Heaven (Emelin Theatre), Seussical, The Musical (National Tour), Play it Cool (Human Race), Company, Parade (Broward Stage), Into the Woods (Rocky Mountain Rep). Most recently, John was seen in the Short North Stage production of Ordinary Days in Columbus and as Howard Barnes in the Human Race workshop of The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes. John holds a B.A. in musical theatre and an M.F.A in acting from Indiana University and has served as a teaching artist Indiana Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse and, Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. John is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.