The Merchant of Venice

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About This Show

A Venetian merchant named Antonio (Nick Sandys), willing to sacrifice anything for the budding romance of his dear friend Bassanio (Kevin McKillip), agrees to offer a pound of his own flesh as collateral in a deal with Shylock (Michael Goldberg), a Jewish moneylender and also his bitter rival. When Shylock demands the gruesome payment, it falls to Bassino’s lover, a young heiress named Portia (Melanie Keller), disguised as a male lawyer, to save Antonio from the consequences of his anti-Semitism. Set in 16th century Venice, the Bard’s dark tale challenges prejudices and fears about religion, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality. A mesmerizing drama ahead of its time, The Merchant of Venice is as timeless as it is true to today’s society.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: July 11, 2012 Opening Night: July 16, 2012 Final Performance: August 19, 2012
Location: Mayslake Peabody Estate, Illinois

1677 31st St,

Oak Brook,


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