The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by James Bohnen
One of the Bard's great comedies, made all the more thrilling for its edginess. It's finely balanced between an extravagantly rich, fairytale world and the greedy, mean streets of commercial Venice. To woo the wealthy maiden Portia, a young Venetian borrows from his friend, who takes out a loan with the Jewish moneylender Shylock. When he's unable to repay, we're headed for court and a chilling confrontation. A dazzling play of deeply poetic language. Straight from the heart. With a head full of resonating issues worth further thinking about.
Produced by American Players Theatre at Spring Green, WI
Performances: June 22 - October 5, 2007
Performance Times: Performance time vary. Please visit www.playinthewoods.org or call 608-588-2361 for details.
Ticket Prices: $35.00 - $53.00
Call 608-588-2361 for reservations or more information.