Measure for Pleasure

A Restoration Romp in Two Acts

4M, 3F

 

Will Blunt is in love with Molly, a young transvestite prostitute. But when Blunt rescues him from a life on the streets, he doesn't count on Molly falling in love with Dashwood, the handsome womanizing rake. Restoration comedy meets modern sex farce in this romantic adventure, exploring the elusive nature of happiness and featuring mistaken identities, duels and double-dealings, gay marriage and the obligatory sex cave.  

 

Premiere:  

New York Public Theater, 2006. Directed by: Peter DuBois 

Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Wayne Knight, Saxon Palmer, Euan Morton, Suzanne Bertish, Susan Blommaert, Emily Swallow.

 

GLAAD MEDIA AWARD NOMINATION

BUG 'N BUB AWARD WINNER

 

Developed with the assistance of the Sundance Institute and the Old Vic New Voices Program.

"Impressive ... An authentically sharp wit ... Rich material for high-style playing." — The New York Times  

"Extremely STYLISH ... This is an ORGY to which all are graciously invited."  

— Variety

"A QUEER-FEMINIST GLOSS on the Restoration farce ... abundant VERBAL DELIGHTS ... a new play for the old canon." — TimeOut NY

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