The Merchant of Venice
Directed by Jemma Alix Levy
“How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
Bassanio is in a bind. He’s in debt to his dear friend Antonio, and now needs even more cash to woo the wealthy woman Portia. Bassanio’s strategy forces Antonio to borrow from Shylock, and if they fail to repay him, Shylock’s legal bond comes due: one pound of Antonio's fair flesh.
Shakespeare’s inimitable slapstick comedy, featuring a controversial yet sympathetic villain, leaves you wondering who’s truly guilty. The Merchant of Venice is a hilarious, poignant comedy never to be missed on stage.
July 15–August 20, 2018
Outdoor** locations throughout Michiana
2018 Touring Company Schedule
|Sunday, July 15||6:00pm (CDT)||Taltree Arboretum and Gardens (Valparaiso, IN)|
|Friday, July 20||7:00pm||Jack Elstro Plaza, Richmond Shakespeare Festival (Richmond, IN) (NEW!)|
|Saturday, July 21||7:00pm||Chris Wilson Pavilion, Potawatomi Park (South Bend, IN)|
|Sunday, July 22||7:00pm||Encore Performing Arts, River Park Square (112 Water St, Plymouth, IN)|
|Friday, July 27||7:00pm||Krasl Art Center, Fifth Street & Territorial Road (next to The Livery), Benton Harbor Arts District (Benton Harbor, MI) (Special Location for 2018)|
|Saturday, July 28||8:00pm||Chikaming Country Club (Lakeside, MI) (NEW!) (PLEASE NOTE: This performance is exclusively for members of Chikaming Country Club. You will not be able to attend this performance if you are not a member.)|
|Sunday, July 29||7:00pm||Goshen Theater (Goshen, IN) (INDOOR PERFORMANCE) (NOTE: This performance is not ticketed; seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.)|
|Friday, Aug 3||6:30pm||
Fernwood Botanical Garden (Niles, MI)
|Saturday, Aug 4||6:30pm||Music in the Park, Dewey Cannon Park (Three Oaks, MI)|
|Sunday, Aug 5||6:30pm||Wellfield Botanic Gardens (Elkhart, IN)|
|Monday, Aug 20||6:30pm||Main Building Quad: Notre Dame Campus | Notre Dame, IN (NOTE: In the event of rain, the performance will take place in Washington Hall.)|
In case of rain, Touring Company performances will go on as planned unless lightning is sighted. If your event is cancelled, we invite you to join us at a future performance. Thanks for supporting the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.
Interested in bringing the Festival to your community in 2018? Contact Audience Development Manager Jason Comerford at 574.631.3777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.