The Merchant of Venice

BUY TICKETSCHECK FOR DISCOUNTS
Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts, Pace University
3 Spruce St, New York, NY 10038
Click for map and directions
No reviews yet. Be the first to write one!WRITE A REVIEW

SCHEDULE

Sun
Jul 20
Mon
Jul 21
Tue
Jul 22
Wed
Jul 23
Thu
Jul 24
Fri
Jul 25
Sat
Jul 26
View Full Schedule

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

After sold out runs in New York and at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Complete Works Festival, Theatre for a New Audience's 2007 celebrated production of The Merchant of Venice starring Academy Award Winner (Amadeus) F. Murray Abraham returns to New York before embarking on a national tour. A mysteriously melancholy rich man, a dashing young lover in desperate need of cash, a moneylender with good reason to seek revenge and a witty young woman with a knack for disguise are the elements of Shakespeare's sparkling and troubling tragicomedy. Set in the city of Venice, where all nations meet and the clash of cultures can lead to startling violence, this play has been arousing controversies, social as well as literary, for centuries. It has an astonishing mixture of elements: comedy both raucous and gentle, steely-eyed satire, intense compassion, tender poetry, and the perpetual struggle between mercy and justice. Directed by Darko Tresnjak, the production deftly integrates sleek, modern touches and creates a money-driven world "where wealth can never resolve inbuilt religious and racial tensions." - Michael Billington, The Guardian.

Visit the The Merchant of Venice website:

http://www.tfana.org

NEWS

The Merchant of Venice - Mar 4, 2011

F. Murray Abraham, Lucas Hall, Kate MacCluggage, Tom Nelis et al. Set for TFANA Tour of Merchant of Venice - Feb 8, 2011

Read more related articles