SUDS Presents: The Merchant of Venice
24 August, 2016
The Cellar Theatre
Sydney University Dramatic Society (SUDS)
The Sydney University Dramatic Society presents:
The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare
7pm, 31 August and 1-2 September
5:30pm, 3rd September
Cellar Theatre, within the University of Sydney
“Hath not a Jew eyes?”
In Venice, Antonio borrows 3000 ducats from Shylock, risking a pound of flesh if he forfeits.
In Belmont, a wealthy heiress Portia can neither choose or refuse love, but must marry whoever solves her dead father’s puzzle.
But plans to elope, ill luck at sea, and a culture of prejudice forces these disparate narratives together, drawing Portia and Shylock into a terminal conflict that threatens the peace and order in Venice.
This streamlined production of "The Merchant of Venice" will interrogate the assumptions that precede one of William Shakespeare’s most compelling and controversial plays.
$10 Adults | $7 Concession | $5 ACCESS | $3 SUDS
Directed by: Peter Walsh & Clare Cavanagh
Produced by: Courtney Thompson
Designed by: Sarah Graham
Dramaturgy by: Ang Collins, Noa Zulman, Nadia Bracegirdle
Belinda Anderson-Hunt, Ethan Austin, Max Baume, Lucy Burke, Keshini de Mel, Anita Donovan, Joel Hillman, Imogen King, Ondine Manfrin, Sean Maroney, Patrick Morrow, Daniella Pilla, Diana Reid, Alexander Richmond, Bennett Sheldon, Alexandros Tsathas