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Dear reader,

Opening night of The Merchant of Venice was a blast! Audience members looked fabulous in their masquerade garb, wine was flowing freely, and flashbulbs were popping on the red carpet.

Merchant‘s talented cast of ten played to a packed, enthusiastic house. Audience members laughed, cringed, and – I’m told – even cried.

After the show, the cast and audience mingled while Prison For Kids spun some fun dance tunes, and three top-notch masquers won prizes for best costume.


Nerissa and Portia are scandalized – come see what all the fuss is about! (Photo credit: Adam Emperor Southard)

Here’s some of what the audience had to say about the show:

“I’d read the play like 15 years ago when I was in school, but after seeing this show, I feel like I actually get it.”

“Amazing. I giggled through the big love scene, and cried through the courtroom scene.”

“Now after seeing that, I think Merchant might be the MOST relevant Shakespeare play. It’s totally about us now and everything that’s going on today. No one is really all bad or all good.”

It is truly heartening to hear members of our community speak so directly to the success of our mission to deliver clear, accessible, compassionate, visceral Shakespeare.

Don’t miss this one – running now through April 12. Get your tickets now.

– The City Shakespeare Company


One Comment

  1. Congratulations, Brooke! :)

    On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 12:48 PM, City Shakes

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