The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.066 Sunday, 19 February 2012
Date: February 16, 2012 1:13:09 PM EST
Subject: Merchant Opens This Friday--Inside Scoop
This production is indoors at the 1820 Oliver’s Carriage House in Columbia, Maryland. With its huge beams and stone fireplace, this clearly isn't a theatre space, but we turn it into a great opportunity to experience Shakespeare as if it were in your living room. The lights are on, and the actors are only a couple of feet away from you. It’s a chance to see a lot of the careful, thoughtful work that’s gone into making these performances glow with passion.
A fairy tale romance between Portia and Bassanio is assisted and encouraged by the generous merchant, Antonio. When Antonio must default on a loan, Shylock, an abused and bitterly vengeful Jewish moneylender, demands the gruesome payment of a pound of flesh and only the clever Portia seems able to save Antonio from the consequences of his anti-Semitism.
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
at Oliver’s Carriage House, Columbia, Maryland
February 17 - March 24
Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00, Saturdays at 3:00 & 8:00
(no performances March 1, 2, 3, & 10)
Seniors 65+: $29
Under-25: $15 (not recommended for children under 12) ticket service fees included in ticket price
Pay-What-You-Will Preview: Thursday, February 16 at 8:00
Extended Versions: Saturday, February 25 and Friday, March 23
Call 410.313.8661 (Mon. - Fri. 12:00 -4:30)