The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Claudia Bach

All that glisters is not gold. So warns Shakespeare's increasingly relevant problem play. Through the story of several characters caught in a world rampant with antisemitism and hate, Shakespeare invites us to ask ourselves what makes a villain? What makes a hero? Where do we draw the line between justice and cruelty? And that perhaps the divide between the two is not as simple as we might like to think.

June 15-30 at the Greenbelt Arts Center in Greenbelt, MD