The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Antoni Cimolino
July 30 to October 18
Opens August 15
About the Play
When the merchant Antonio seeks a loan from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender whom he has always treated with the utmost contempt, Shylock proposes a startling collateral: a pound of the merchant’s flesh. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock prepares to take his revenge – only to find that the law is a knife that can cut both ways.
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Of most interest to audiences aged 12 and up. Some patrons may be troubled by the play’s depiction of racial and religious prejudice.
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We will be offering Audio Described performances of The Merchant of Venice on Sunday, August 25, 2:00 p.m. and Friday, October 4, 2:00 p.m.
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