Pig Iron Theatre Company's production of Isabella


A radical re-cutting of Shakespeare’s “problem play” Measure for Measure, set in a modern-day morgue and re-imagined as a startling work of human puppetry.
“A tableau of alive minds over dead matter… The play turns inside out, then begins twisting, too… The lines pack new punches… The cast is exceptional.” - The Philadelphia Inquirer

The surprise hit of the 2007 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Isabella is by turns morally unsettling, viscerally shocking, and unexpectedly comic. Using a highly physical performance style and an experimental approach to speaking text, Pig Iron’s actors make one of the Bard’s most complex and difficult pieces strange and dangerous all over again.

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