The Merchant Of Venice


(No Show 4/22, 23 & 24)

There will be a talk-back with the cast and crew after the show on Sunday April 10th.

The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and memorable plays. It tells the tale of Bassanio, a young aristocrat who has squandered his money and now seeks the means to woo Portia, the renowned heiress of Belmont. Bassanio seeks the aid of Antonio, a wealthy merchant and his dear friend. Although Antonio’s wealth is currently engaged at sea, he agrees to borrow the needed money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender and Antonio’s mortal enemy in Venice. Shylock agrees to lend the money on one condition: if the money is not returned on time, the forfeit shall be a pound of the merchant’s flesh, nearest his heart


Cast List
Joe Vierno: Shylock
Fred Dennehy:
Jennifer Nasta: Portia
Paul Salvatoriello: Bassanio
Tess Ammerman: Nerissa
Jack Cibrian: Gratiano
Sara Sterphone: Jessica
Rushi Kota: Lorenzo
Gregory Newton: Duke / Balthasar
Ryan Diminick: Salerio / Jailer
Russ Weiss: Solanio / Tubal
Jack Bathke: Launcelot Gobbo / Prince of Arragon
Roe Persaud: Prince of Morrocco