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New Jewish Theatre: District Merchants (various times)

January 24 - February 10

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By Aaron Posner

January 24 – February 10, 2019

A Variation on Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. Love and litigation, deep passions, and predatory lending are taken to a new level in this uneasy comedy, which wades fearlessly into the endless complexities and contradictions of life in America. Set among the Black and Jewish populations of an imagined time and place—simultaneously Shakespearean, post-Civil War Washington, DC, and today, a remarkable tale of money, merchandise, and mercy. It explores race, religion, power and money in America that feels all too contemporary.

Directed by Jacqueline Thompson

Cast

Shylock – Gary Wayne Barker*
Antoine – J Samuel Davis*
Portia – Courtney Bailey Parker
Jessica – Alicen Moser
Nessa – Erika Flowers
Lancelot – Karl Hawkins
Lorenzo – TBD
Benjamin – TBD

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*This Sunday’s performances are at 2pm & 7:30pm

Details

Start:
January 24
End:
February 10
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Organizer

Edward Coffield
Phone:
314-442-3257
Email:
ecoffield@jccstl.org

Venue

The J, Staenberg Family Complex, Wool Studio Theatre
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 United States
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Phone:
314-442-3257
Website:
http://newjewishtheatre.org