M4M: An all male version of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

Written by William Shakespeare
Conceived and Directed by Craig J. George

November 28, 2006

8:30 pm, 7:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, James Levin Theatre

2 hours, 15 minutes with intermission


In "M4M", powerful leaders take it upon themselves to rid Vienna of freedom, brothels and unlawful sexual activity, much to the dismay of the citizens. In a very contemporary take on this classic, 6 male actors portray 12 male and 6 female roles, reviving the all-male tradition of Shakespeare's stage in an erotic, humorous and streamlined version of "Measure for Measure". Shakespeare's darkest and most sexual play, "M4M" captures the disturbing and aberrant results of sexual repression and exploitation and the dangers of executive authority. Hmmm, sound familiar?

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Raymond Bobgan - Producer
Eileen Arnold - Stage Manager
Andrew Kalleta - Lighting Designer
Jenniver Sparano - Costume Designer
Jydia Chanenka Properties Designer
Holly Holsinger - Song Crafter
Curt Arnold, Jenniver Sparano - Dressers
Maura Haas - Assistant Director

m4m1Featuring Ashley D. Davenport, Geoff Knox, Rob Mayes, Andrew Marikis, Michael Mauldin, John Paul Soto
*Member, Actors Equity Association

Please note: This production contains sexually suggestive material that may not be suitable for young audiences. Strobe lights and theatrical smoke are used during this performance.


“What might have been catastrophic for a staging A Doll’s House makes here for one of those felicitous occasions when the director’s concept fertilizes, rather than gilds, the lily…”
– Keith Joseph, Cleveland Free Times

“A rousing evening… a sweaty and muscular sensuality… a terrific example of how exciting this theater can be.”
– Christine Howey, Cleveland Scene

Special Thanks

Lou Saralli at Stein, Inc.

Kellee Etheridge
John Kasarous and Twist
Rice Hershey
The Club Cleveland
Raymond Wolf
Amy Pawlukiewicz
Holly Holsinger
The George Brown Family