Whether you consider this thought-provoking masterpiece a story of love and humor or one of racism and greed, Shakespeare’s controversial tragicomedy will touch your soul. Its modern and relevant themes and memorable characters could have been drawn from today’s headlines, and will certainly cause you to pause and think about justice and mercy, the complexity of humankind, and the nature of forgiveness and love.
June 30 – September 7, 2018
Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre
By William Shakespeare
Dealing with marginalization and intolerance, this production will add a new dimension to the play by including women playing some men’s roles, including Shylock and Antonio. The Merchant of Venice contains some of Shakespeare’s usual innuendo and puns but is suitable for most audiences.