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The Merchant of Venice


at CUAdrama's Hartke Theatre

Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge

In Shakespeare’s classic tale about prejudice, revenge, justice, and redemption, one man's efforts to win his lady's love amid the fierce religious divide and bigotry of the Renaissance sets in motion a questionable business deal between his friend, the Merchant of Venice, and Shylock the Jew. The shocking consequences of that deal call into question the beliefs of Venice's people, expose the tangled legal strains of mercy versus justice, and test the tenacity of young men and women in love.


April 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m.

April 26 and 27 at 2 p.m.

Earlier Event: February 13
Later Event: June 8
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