“All that glisters is not gold.”
Following the Company’s compelling production of Hamlet in April this year, Bard on the Beach returns to The Greek Theatre in Marrickville this month with its presentation of The Merchant of Venice.
Supported by the directorial guidance of Patricia Rowling, Artistic Director of Bard on the Beach, this Shakespeare play explores prejudice, human relationships and social boundaries in 16th Century Venice.
Antonio, a merchant, borrows a large sum of money from the Jewish moneylender, Shylock, to help his comrade Bassanio reach Portia, a lady of Belmont, richly left by her father’s estate. Shylock lends Antonio the money and demands a pound of flesh from the merchant, if he fails to pay the money back.
Bard on the Beach have a history of producing classic theatre, the way it was meant to be, raw, traditional, honest and entertaining. They produce a Summer Season every year, as well as a school’s educational tour.
This is the Company’s second indoor production this year at The Greek Theatre in Marrickville. Bard on the Beach pride themselves on bringing accessible Shakespearean works to their audiences and this production makes a great accompaniment to any school excursion list. Each matinee, students will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the actors after the show.
With an ensemble of professional actors, Bard on the Beach are proud to produce this compellingly confronting play and are excited to bring it to audiences in such an intimate venue.
“This play, often so controversial for the bad deeds of a few, I find upon watching, becomes controversial because of the bad deeds it highlights within ourselves.”
– Patricia Rowling Director of Merchant of Venice.
Friday 17th June 7:30pm Saturday 18th June 7:30pm Tuesday 21st June 12:30pm Wednesday 22nd June 12:30pm Thursday 23rd June 12:30pm & 7:30pm Friday 24th June 12:30pm & 7:30pm Saturday 25th June 7:30pm at the Greek Theatre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville.