Compagnia de’ Colombari Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

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Public Talk: Merchant Today
Mon, June 25, 5 pm, Top of the Hop, Free
Professors Susannah Heschel and Patricia McKee offer a primer on the Bard’s great dramedy and its relevance today.

Shakespeare Under the Stars
Internationally acclaimed new production, performed under open skies, sheds new light on Shakespeare’s tale of love, betrayal and law.

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The Bema Outdoor Amphitheater
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Tues Jun 26 2018 - 8:00 PM
Wed Jun 27 2018 - 8:00 PM
Thu Jun 28 2018 - 8:00 PM

For purchasing Hopkins Center Tickets for this event please go to the following link: The Merchant of Venice

Centering on a Jewish moneylender in Renaissance Venice, Merchant presents challenges for modern audiences. Bawdy humor and romantic hijinks coexist with difficult issues of intolerance, justice and mercy. Created for the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Venice ghetto in which the play is set, this production employs inventive casting and staging—and live music by the Klezmatics’ Frank London—to powerfully engage our sympathies in complex characters and questions of civility and decency. Directed by Karin Coonrod, "an artist of farreaching inventiveness" (New York Times).

RELATED EVENT

Public Talk: Merchant Today
Mon, June 25, 5 pm, Top of the Hop, Free
Professors Susannah Heschel and Patricia McKee offer a primer on the Bard’s great dramedy and its relevance today.