With just over a week out from opening, the cast and crew of Measure for Measure are hard at work getting ready to move the production out of the rehearsal space and into the tent. The show is shaping up beautifully, and we're so excited to share it with you. Make sure you get your tickets now! From nuns to pimps and dukes to judges, this production has it all, and you won't want to miss it.
Hailing from Denver, Annie Barbour is back in Colorado to play Isabella in Measure for Measure. Annie received her BFA From Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts and has since been performing regionally in everything from Shakespeare to Ionesco. We're excited to welcome her back to the area, and took the time to ask her some questions about the ongoing relevance of a play from 1604, and her experience playing Isabella.
Annie: Denver, CO
TW: Home now?
A: Arvada, CO
TW: Bucket list role?
A: Cassius in Julius Caesar or Laura in The Glass Menagerie
TW: What would you be doing if you weren't an actor?
A: What would you be doing if you weren't an actor? I've always had a fascination with mythology and folklore; in my daydreams I am a tenured professor of Anthropology at Oxford.
TW: What makes Isabella relatable to you?
A: Isabella has a deep love for her family that brings her to the "lion's den" to fight for her brother's life and as the big sister of four brothers and a little sister, I can't help but identify with that.
TW: What would Isabella be binge watching at the moment?
A: I don't know if she actually would binge watch anything, maybe The Good Place.
TW: What do you hope audiences get out of seeing Measure for Measure?
A:This play asks a lot of questions about the differences between morality and legality, questions that in our 2019 world we are still debating. I think we can see in our day to day lives that not everything is so easily compartmentalized into black and white. The characters in Measure for Measure who at first seem definitively one way, are faced with the possibility they have more shades of gray than they knew. And I hope that the audiences who see this play stop and consider those questions of what it means to be lawful or merciful, honorable or just.
TW: What is your motto?
A: Trust your gut.
TW: What talent would you most like to have?
A: I wish I could do a really, really loud whistle.