Shore Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

Shore Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice 2019-08-22T11:23:28-04:00

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Shore Shakespeare Company announces its annual 2019 summer tour of The Merchant of Venice. All shows this year will be FREE of charge for audiences. The tour commences the weekend of August 30 and 31st at Long Wharf Park in Cambridge. Show times are 6pm both days. Performances are outdoors – audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy while watching the performance. This year’s play, considered both a “problem play” and a comedy, is one of Shakespeare’s more controversial works. Set in 16th Century Venice, it is on the surface a romantic comedy featuring a love tested by obstacles. But the play also examines the darker themes of intolerance, tribalism, betrayal and revenge. For full tour dates and venues visit our website or Facebook page. www.shoreshakespeare.com or www.facebook.com/shoreshakespeare