Events

Theater Performance: The Merchant of Venice


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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Decio Mainstage Theatre

A cry for understanding and a plea for mercy are not so far apart, but when we ignore the message and listen with anger, neither have any meaning.

Wanting to belong is a powerful force. It drives us to search for love, strive for fortunes, rail against injustice, and embrace happiness. Shakespeare’s provocative comedy, The Merchant of Venice, starts with Bassanio’s quest for Portia. Funded by an ill-conceived loan drawn against Antonio’s expected fortunes, the road to true love will not be smooth. When plans go awry, betrayal and blind anger face off against a cry for compassion and a clever young lawyer in disguise. In the end, on a moonlit night in Belmont, all are left to question justice, the power of love, and how far we are prepared to go to belong.

Performance schedule

  • Thursday, August 18, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 19, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 21, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 26, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 27, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 27, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 28, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

Tickets will be available starting July 6, 2011. For ticket information, click here.