The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by James Bohnen
American Players Theatre brings Shakespeare's Venice to Madison. In this disturbing and challenging play, Shakespeare creates two worlds--one is commercial, tough and fraught with commercial risk, run by men. The other is softer, magical and musical, where women predominate and wealth is secure. Issues of justice and mercy are considered and ethnic stereotypes are evident.
Produced by American Players Theatre at Wisconsin Union Theater, Memorial Union
Performances: November 3, 2007
Performance Times: Saturday, November 3, 8 pm. On show only. Info and tickets: www.uniontheater.wisc.edu
Ticket Prices: UW-Madison: $10. General public: $18, $26, $32. Union and WAA members, UW-Madison faculty and staff: $18, $24, $30
Call 608-262-2201 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days: