When everything in life is for sale, true value becomes uncertain. Survival depends upon asking the question, "How is the authentic disguised and the counterfeit revealed?" One of William Shakespeare's most popular yet controversial comedies, The Merchant of Venice grapples with questions of justice versus mercy, honor versus betrayal and the truth of lust versus love in a world where cash is king. The stories of Portia, Shylock and those around them are woven together in a tapestry of friendship, commerce, love, bigotry, revenge and justice.
Directed by Lee Stille
Performances of The Merchant of Venice will be presented in the Quirk Theatre on October 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7pm, October 25 at 10pm and October 21 & 28 at 2pm.
At times poetic and delightful, at times morally troubling, The Merchant of Venice is a heady Shakespearean comedy recommended for ages 13+.
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