The Merchant of Venice

New England Premiere

In a utterly unique theatrical event, the Festival brings one of Shakespeare’s most well-known and controversial plays, The Merchant of Venice, to the Yale Law School Courtyard. First staged in Venice to commemorate the establishment of the Jewish Ghetto 500 years ago, the Compagnia de' Colombari’s new production, directed by Karin Coonrod, features a cast of five multi-ethnic actors to explore Shylock’s complex humanity as a father and merchant, villain and victim.

The Saturday, June 23 performance has been moved indoors due to weather concerns. Tickets still available.

Be part of the show! For each performance of Merchant of Venice, 24 people will have the opportunity to sit onstage with the actors for a great view of the performance and a chance to assist with one important theatrical action! To reserve one of these seats, select the date you’d like to attend, choose the regular-priced seating section and look for the ticket type “Onstage Seating.”

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