Compagnia de’ Colombari: Shakespeare’s "The Merchant of Venice"

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Compagnia de’ Colombari: Shakespeare’s "The Merchant of Venice"

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Performances
Tickets required.

“Addresses the ever-knotty problem of Shylock … by filling the role with not one, but five, performers of varying ages, genders, nationalities and ethnicities.” New York Times

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).

Tickets $45, 18 & under $20, Dartmouth student $10, general admission


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.

For more information, contact:
Hop Box Office

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.