Antonio, an antisemitic merchant, takes a loan from the Jew, Shylock, to help his friend, Bassanio, court Portia, Renaissance lady of Venice. Antonio can't repay the loan, and without mercy, Shylock demands a pound of his flesh. The heiress Portia, now Bassanio's wife, dresses as a judge in an attempot to save Antonio's life. Will she succeed or will Antonio lose a pound of flesh?
SSITP is presenting Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice using an all-women identifying cast. This concept allows us to expand the issues of bias and prejudice suffered by the characters in the play to comment upon contemporary struggles with racism, profiling, and gender bias.
Another classic with a twist while staying true to Shakespeare's kind of presentation in Elizabethan England. But, our shows are free. We will ask for a donation at the intermission of each show and those of you who would like to get some premium benefits can do so for $30 per ticket.
For that $30 (holding the price despite inflation) you get:
* A first row lawn chair pre-set for you so you don't have to carry your own.
* $15 of food you select from the menu of Yeti's Cafe on Westcott St. and we deliver it to your seat 15 mins. before showtime.
* A cold bottle of water to quench your thirst.
* A color copy of the playbillon your chair when you arrive
* A token for a delicious Gannon's Isle Ice Cream you can get at the Thornden Park Bulldog's concession stand OR anytime in the future at a Gannon's location of your choice
There are some very serious themes, language and moments in the play that might be disturbing to students below high school age. Parental discretion is advised.