The Merchant of Venice
Written by William ShakespeareDirected by Krysianna Papadakis ’17
Produced by Nicholas Wood ’17
Antonio, the Merchant of Venice, lends three thousand ducats to his friend Bassanio in order to assist him in his wooing of the wealthy and beautiful Portia.
Antonio’s own money is tied up in business ventures that depend on the safe return of his ships from sea, so he borrows the money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender.
Shylock lends the money against a bond. Failure to repay the loan on the agreed date will entitle Shylock to a pound of Antonio’s flesh.
This performance contains themes of anti-semitism and racial intolerance. Please use discretion and your good judgment in determining whether to bring audience members under the age of 14.
Run time: 2 hours, 15 minutes with intermission.