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A Jewish businesswoman, hated for her religion, tries to break into the clique of rich men that run Venice. A wealthy closeted merchant seeks to buy the love of a young man. A sheltered heiress attempts to escape her dead father's will. One of Shakespeare's most controversial and misunderstood plays, The Merchant of Venice tackles, head-on, the topics of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia in society. Part scathing social satire, part romantic comedy, part revenge thriller, The Merchant of Venice defies expectations and asks us to examine what hatred we hold in our hearts.

A Jewish businesswoman, hated for her religion, tries to break into the clique of rich men that run Venice. A wealthy closeted merchant seeks to buy the love of a young man. A sheltered heiress attempts to escape her dead father's will. One of Shakespeare's most controversial and misunderstood plays, The Merchant of Venice tackles, head-on, the topics of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia in society. Part scathing social satire, part romantic comedy, part revenge thriller, The Merchant of Venice defies expectations and asks us to examine what hatred we hold in our hearts.

A Jewish businesswoman, hated for her religion, tries to break into the clique of rich men that run Venice. A wealthy closeted merchant seeks to buy the love of a young man. A sheltered heiress attempts to escape her dead father's will. One of Shakespeare's most controversial and misunderstood plays, The Merchant of Venice tackles, head-on, the topics of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia in society. Part scathing social satire, part romantic comedy, part revenge thriller, The Merchant of Venice defies expectations and asks us to examine what hatred we hold in our hearts.

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Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
300 E. 23rd St.
Austin, TX 78712
https://texasperformingarts.org/season/the-merchant-of-venice-brockett-theatre-2018

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