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The Merchant of Venice

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The Merchant of Venice, Broadhurst Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Broadhurst Theatre

235 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

2hrs. 55mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
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Sep 20, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
Nov 13, 2010
Feb 20, 2011
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Portia is a rich heiress whose dead father left some eccentric instructions regarding her marriage; she must marry the man who solves a riddle her father has left behind. Bassanio wants to try his hand and woo the beautiful Portia, but he doesn’t have the money to get his foot in the door of her fancy estate. So he borrows the money from Jewish moneylender Shylock using the credit of a good friend, the merchant Antonio. When Antonio ends up unable to repay the debt, Shylock demands his famous “pound of flesh,” in payment. Add to that the Shakespearean trappings of women disguised as men, Elizabethan (or, in the case of this production, Edwardian) carousers and lovers stolen away, and all’s well that ends well.