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The Merchant of Venice

Theatre’s finest come together for one-of-a-kind production

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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A story of prejudice, social injustice, money, and love, The Shakespeare Company, with Hit & Myth, has teamed up with the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts to present this not-to-be-missed production.

When a merchant must default on a large loan from a moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the fiercely unforgiving creditor demands a grim payment instead.

Starring one of Canada’s most renowned stage actors, Seana McKenna, as Shylock and under the deft direction of one of America’s most powerful, innovative leaders, Carey Perloff, William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is sure to be a highlight of the season.

The production has been created thanks to a unique partnership with the University of Calgary and provides an important mentorship initiative for the department’s final year acting students.

The Merchant of Venice runs November 28 to December 8, 2019 at the Reeve Theatre, University of Calgary (210 University Court NW).