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Compagnia de’ Colombari Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

ON STAGE · SHIFT · VISITING ARTIST SERIES

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.

Given the site-specific nature of the production at the Bema, purchasing tickets at the event may require additional time. We encourage patrons to purchase tickets in advance when possible.


The Bema Outdoor Amphitheater
In case of inclement weather,
check website morning of show

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“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).

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RELATED EVENT

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


Part of SHIFT: an array of live arts that kick off summer at the Hop, harkening back to the creative disruption of the 1960s and shifting how we think about music, drama, and identity.
Shift 2018

PRESS RELEASE

The Hop will present Compagnia de’ Colombari’s acclaimed, outdoor production of The Merchant of Venice—one of Shakespeare’s most powerful yet most paradoxical plays—on Tuesday through Thursday, June 26 through 28, at 8 pm.

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1 & 2: photo by Andrea Messana; 3 & 4: photo by Marina Levitskaya