When Is It?
September 18th to November 15th
Where Is It?
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
What's It About?
Exploring sexual promiscuity and the ensuing moral panic in 1600's Vienna, we follow the quest of a young postulant, Isabella, who is forced to abandon her vocation in order to save her brother from execution for having unlawful sexual relations. Corruption, duplicity and deception abound in this dark comedy as Isabella is faced with a choice that could save her brother's life - or destroy hers.
It is up to Isabella, to plea to the city's ruler, Angelo to spare her brother's life, inventing a tale of a shipwreck. Angelo agrees to consider her brother's life - if she will sleep with him. Isabella faces a stark choice, but help is at hand in the form of a mysterious friar who appears at the right time.