North Coast’s ‘Desperate Measures’ Plays with Shakespeare, and Maybe, Molière

In Peter Kellogg and David Friedman’s musical, Desperate Measures, a West Coast premiere playing through February 12 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, a Shakespeare “problem play” (Measure for Measure) is converted into a tuneful farce that perhaps has more in common with Molière than with its purported source. Even so, what better way is there to chase away winter doldrums than with a musical romp?

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