Performance: The Merchant of Venice

Event Details

October 25, 2014 3:00 pm
October 29—October 30, 2014 7:30 pm
October 28, 2014 10:00 am
November 1, 2014 2:00 pm
November 1, 2014 7:30 pm
October 23, 2014 7:30 pm

Rand Theater

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
$16 general, $8 students and seniors

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Shakespeare & Co Artistic Director Tony Simotes


Preview night Thurs 10/23  7:30 pm
Sat 10/25  3 pm* 
Wed 10/29  7:30 pm
Thurs 10/30  7:30 pm 
Sat 11/1  2 pm and 7:30 pm
School Matinee Tues 10/28  10 am
The Rand Theater

*our opening day performance is a special fundraising event and will have assigned seating

To fund his friend’s efforts to court the resourceful lady Portia, Venetian merchant Antonio borrows money from the much-abused Shylock. When Antonio defaults on his loan, Shylock demands his due: a pound of the merchant’s flesh. Shakespeare’s provocative comedy asks tough questions about mercy, justice, and belonging that resonate today. Tony Simotes, artistic director of Shakespeare & Company, returns to UMass to direct alumnus Stephen Driscoll ’73** as Shylock in this production.

**Actors Equity Association

Event Category

Theater Theater Performance