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About this show

More than four centuries after it was first performed, The Merchant of Venice remains one of the Bard's most compelling, ambivalent, and controversial plays. Poised somewhere between drama and comedy, it balances precariously on the edge where the light and dark of humanity meet, and reflects the emotional turmoil of Shakespeare's time, aspects of which eerily suggest the troubles that roil America today. With some of the most famous speeches and scenes in the Shakespearean canon, the work still challenges and fascinates audiences.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr 15min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closes
  • Location:City Lights Theater Company, San Francisco