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SRU prepares twist on Shakespeare show for weekend production

Slippery Rock University's Theatre Department will present its newest production titled “M4M” with four shows from Friday through Monday at the Performing Arts Center's Miller Theater.

Co-directed by Laura Smiley, associate professor of theater, and Noah Reed, a 2023 SRU graduate, “M4M” is a twist on William Shakespeare's comedic tragedy “Measure for Measure,” and has been reworked to reflect current social issues in an upfront way.

“This isn't your average Shakespeare show,” Reed said. “We took Shakespeare's text, ripped it apart, put it back together and made something entirely new with it. We've been working on this since May and have been experimenting with numerous ways to tell this story until we found the way we like best.”

The show is intended for mature audiences.

Show times and dates are 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18 and Monday, Nov. 20, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased be purchased online at or in person up to an hour before the show.

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