Presented by COFA: Department of Theater and Dance
By William Shakespeare; Directed by Adam L. Sussman
A businesswoman, hated for being Jewish, tries to break into the clique of rich men who run Venice. A wealthy merchant seeks to buy the love of a young man. A sheltered heiress attempts to escape her dead father’s will. One of Shakespeare’s most controversial and misunderstood plays, this production of The Merchant of Venice tackles, head-on, the topics of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia in society.
Part scathing social satire, part romantic comedy, part revenge thriller, The Merchant of Venice defies expectations and asks us to examine what hatred we hold in our hearts.
The running time for The Merchant of Venice is approximately two hours with one intermission.
Preview: November 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening: November 15, 2018 = at 7:30 p.m.
Additional Performances: November 16, 27 – 30, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. and November 18, December 1 – 2 at 2:00 p.m.
The performance of The Merchant of Venice on November 25 at 7:30 p.m. has been canceled.
Date and Time
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre 300 E 23rd Street East Austin Texas 78712