Project Description

“Some rise by sin and others by virtue fall.”


Massachusetts: August 9-25 | Delmarva: August 29-September 22

Performances begin at 7:30pm* | no reservations required

*unless otherwise specified in calendar below

Free Outdoor Shakespeare returns with the political drama, Measure for Measure. What happens when corruption reaches the highest level of court? Explore the price of principle, and witness what happens when the law is bent by those who serve to uphold it. A duke in disguise leaves the fate of his people in the hands of a ruthless judge. A loyal sister is faced with an important decision: save the life of her brother, or uphold her honor? Join us for Shakespeare’s timeless tale of deception, virtue, and honor, and decide for yourself whether justice is served. 

All Measure for Measure performances are free, outdoors, and open to all audiences; no tickets are needed. Lawn seating, blankets, and lawn chairs welcome. With sexual harassment, coercion, and abuse addressed throughout the play, we at Brown Box recommend this play for adult or mature audiences and wish to prepare our communities, especially those for whom the portrayal of these acts may be triggering, for the themes and violence of this production.

Funding for Brown Box Theater Project’s 2019 free Shakespeare tour of Measure for Measure is provided in part by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Worcester County Arts Council, Fall River Cultural Council, Webster Cultural Council, and Somerset County Arts Council – organizations dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

To bring Brown Box Theatre Project to your community please call us at 443.808.1215, or email