Date: August 3, 2013
Venue: Beatrice Herford's Vokes Theatre
97 Boston Post Road (Route 20)
Wayland, MA 01778
From: Beatrice Herford's Vokes Theatre
Shakespeare’s Venice is chock full of fascinating, memorable characters and a wonderful storyline. Plots, intrigues, peril and narrow escapes intertwine romance as three different set of lovers face danger and deception in pursuit of love and one man ventures his life in an act of pure friendship. At the center of the play is Portia, a woman of intelligence and wit, who risks everything to save the man she loves. The play also features Launcelot Gobbo, one of Shakespeare’s funniest clowns, a cadre of hilarious (and ill-suited) suitors for Portia’s hand, and a host of nobles, servants, heroes, and villains ensuring that there’s never a dull moment. Towering above all, of course, is the epic presence of Shylock, one the richest and most complex character to ever set foot up the stage. The Merchant of Venice promises, laughs, excitement – and even a little something to think about on the way home.