The city is experiencing an 8-year crime wave and suffering from a bus project boondoggle. The Duke decides to start enforcing the laws because politicians and populace have gone completely out of hand, and puts Angelo in charge – with unexpected consequences.
It's Duke City Noir, a comedy about -
Wealth and Corruption
Religion and Faith
Forgiveness and Mercy
The main story is very funny. Characters like Lucio and Provost have a kind of wit; their function and action and language is very funny. Yet the play is equally dark and thought provoking.
- Roaxana Silbert, Royal Shakespeare Company