The Merchant of Venice (NDSF 2018)


Location: Main Building Quad (View on map )

Merchant Dpac

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.

This grand finalé performance of the 2018 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's Touring Company production of The Merchant of Venice will take place on the Main Building Quad at the University of Notre Dame.


  • Corey Farrell: Antonio
  • Kayla Rundquist: Salarino / Balthazar
  • Dana Gary: Salanio / Lancelet Giobbe
  • Ken Miller: Bassanio
  • Eric Ways: Lorenzo / Prince of Morocco
  • Ethan Jones Romero: Gratiano / Prince of Arragon
  • Elana Weiner-Kaplow: Portia
  • Danielle Troiano: Nerissa
  • Mehmet Aksoy: Shylock
  • Tyrel London: Old Giobbe / Duke of Venice
  • Ellis Sargeant: Tubal
  • Mary Elsa Henrichs: Jessica


  • Directed by Jemma Alix Levy
  • Scenic and Properties Designer: Ian La Fountain
  • Production Manager: Don Hunter
  • Stage Manager: Stephanie Konrady
  • Text Instruction: Jemma Alix Levy
  • Voice Instruction: Elizabeth Terrel
  • Choreography and Movement Instruction: Cheryl Turski
  • Costume Designer: Charlotte VanderGoot



  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Sunday, July 29, 7:00pm: Goshen Theater (Goshen, IN) (INDOOR PERFORMANCE)
  • 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)