SUDS Presents: The Merchant of Venice

Directed by: Peter Walsh & Clare Cavanagh
Produced by: Courtney Thompson
Designed by: Sarah Graham
Dramaturgy by: Ang Collins, Noa Zulman, Nadia BracegirdleFeaturing:
Belinda Anderson-Hunt, Ethan Austin, Max Baume, Lucy Burke, Keshini de Mel, Anita Donovan, Joel Hillman, Imogen King, Ondine Manfrin, Sean Maroney, Patrick Morrow, Daniella Pilla, Diana Reid, Alexander Richmond, Bennett Sheldon, Alexandros Tsathas

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In Venice, Antonio borrows 3000 ducats from Shylock, risking a pound of flesh if he forfeits.

In Belmont, a wealthy heiress Portia can neither choose or refuse love, but must marry whoever solves her dead father’s puzzle.

But plans to elope, ill luck at sea, and a culture of prejudice forces these disparate narratives together, drawing Portia and Shylock into a terminal conflict that threatens the peace and order in Venice.

This streamlined production of “The Merchant of Venice” will interrogate the assumptions that precede one of William Shakespeare’s most compelling and controversial plays.

24th-27th & 31st August and 1st-3rd September 2016