Trinity Shakespeare Festival


by William Shakespeare
directed by Stephen Fried

6/13/2012 - 7/1/2012
Jerita Foley Buschman Theatre on the campus of Texas Christian University

Curtain: 7:30 PM evenings
Curtain: 2:30 PM matinees
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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. The Summer of 2012 is your chance to see Shakespeare's most complex comedy: a comedy of ideas, a tragic comedy, a romantic comedy, Shakespeare's breathtaking masterpiece. Directed by Stephen Fried who brought Trinity Shakespeare's summer hits, Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth, this production is a focused and beautiful glimpse into this most sophisticated of Shakespeare's comedies.

The Merchant of Venice is a comedy deeply rich in characters seeking justice, revenge, marriage, wealth and happiness. Antonio, the merchant of the title, is trapped in the swirling Venetian undertow of finance and friendship; Portia, a wealthy heiress, is pulled into a test of love and loyalty; Bassanio, tied to both Antonio and Portia, is torn between that very love and loyalty; Shylock, the jewish money-lender is trying to survive in a culture of contempt; and Jessica, Shylock’s daughter, tests the bonds of love and family. The Merchant of Venice is Shakespeare at his most complex and sophisticated.


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  matinees - 2:30 PM
  evenings - 7:30 PM

Wednesday, June 13 - Preview*

Friday, June 15 - Opening
Wednesday, June 27 – $10 Tickets
Sunday, July 1- Closing

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