SYNOPSIS: In 1930s Southside Chicago, Bigger Thomas dares to want more. A new job leads to a fateful accident that sends him down a violent and inevitable path in this heart-stopping adaptation of Richard Wright’s groundbreaking novel.
Running in rotating repertory with Native Son, Shakespeare's strikingly current play speaks powerfully about impossible moral choices in the story of the devout novice Isabella, whose faith is tested when her brother is sentenced to death for impregnating Juliet out of wedlock. When the outwardly virtuous leader Angelo propositions Isabella in exchange for his release, she must consider whether upholding her holy vows is worth her innocent brother's life.
SYNOPSIS: A postulant learns that her brother is to be executed for getting his fiancée pregnant. She pleads for his life with the moralistic deputy governing for the absent duke, but is forced to yield her virginity unless she can find a way to outsmart him, in William Shakespeare's study of political and sexual hypocrisy.