Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna, leaves the city on a diplomatic mission and places the government in the hands of Angelo. A holy man and strict judge, Angelo begins enforcing antiquated laws and cracks down on the people of Vienna. Claudio, brother to the novice Isabella, is imprisoned by Angelo for impregnating his fiance. On the eve of taking her final vows, Isabella is told that her brother will be executed. When she asks for Claudio's freedom, Angelo provides her with a option - if you have sex with me, your brother will not die. A story of hypocrisy and the corruption of 'good' men in power, Measure for Measure is as relevant in the USA in 2017 as it was in 1603.