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Fermat's Last Theater Co

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Thu, Aug 1, 2013 - Sun, Aug 4, 2013
Rotunda Studio | 
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Fermat's Last Theater has undertaken for its inaugural production Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, to be staged in the small and intimate setting of the Rotunda Studio. With a minimalist set and modern dress, the focus will be on language and the discovery of theme and character through language. Arguably Shakespeare's most richly controversial play, Merchant succeeds because it directly confronts but does not clearly resolve vital questions about people and society. This company of 12 will strive, through an exploratory, collaborative process, to frame these questions and challenge the audience to consider what constitutes justice and what constitutes mercy in a rapidly changing society obsessed with money.