First Folio Theatre is set to close its 15th season with Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice for the annual Shakespeare-under-the-Stars production on the outdoor main stage, July 11-August 19 at the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Artistic director Alison C. Vesely will direct.

In The Merchant of Venice, a Venetian merchant named Antonio, willing to sacrifice anything for the budding romance of his dear friend Bassanio, agrees to offer a pound of his own flesh as collateral in a deal with Shylock, a Jewish moneylender and also his bitter rival.

The cast will include Nick Sandys (Antonio), Kevin McKillip (Bassanio), Michael Goldberg (Shylock), and Melanie Keller (Portia).

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