Ferris Theatre presents Shakespeare’s play
The drama unveils in Vienna; the Duke, played by television and digital media production major Keith (Keebler) Horvath, supposedly leaves town and puts Angelo, played by Jake White, in charge.
Angelo lets his power get the best of him; he arrests Isabella’s brother for getting a girl pregnant. Isabella, played by math education major Lindsay Cyr, is faced with a difficult decision; Angelo will kill her brother unless she sleeps with him. “While all this is happening, the Duke is secretly watching and playing puppet-master,” said Cyr.
Cyr is excited for the upcoming shows. This is the fourth production she has been involved in at Ferris, but her first with a major role.
“It’s a lot crazier being more involved,” said Cyr. “Theater is like a family, I love the people involved.”
This is Horvath’s sixth production at Ferris State University. Horvath said that this show is different from others he has participated in.
“It’s a lot of lines to memorize with long paragraphs. Shakespeare can be tough to understand at times. But I enjoy how much this play has challenged me as an actor,” he said.
“The basic moral of the play is to be honest,” said Horvath.
Tyler Easton, who plays a character named Lucio in the play, added, “Basically, the truth shall set you free.”
Jessica Wunderle, majoring in pre-radiography and playing the part of Escalus, said, “This is my first time doing a Shakespeare play. It’s a whole new ball game. I enjoy this play a lot because it’s fun, interesting, and something new.” She described the play as being more modern and relatable to the audience.
Tickets for Measure for Measure are available online at ferris.edu/arts/tickets.htm. The Williams Auditorium ticket office will be selling tickets from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and on the Friday of the event. Show times are Nov. 12, 13, 14 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Williams Auditorium. Student tickets are $4, senior citizen tickets are $6, and adult tickets are $8. Some language and situations are not suitable for young children.
“Everyone should come to the show. It’s a good show and people get to see me be serious,” said Horvath.