The Merchant of Venice

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Krysianna Papadakis ’17
Produced by Nicholas Wood ’17


Adams Pool Theater

Friday, April 21 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 22 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, April 23 at 2:30pm

Run time: 2 hours, 15 minutes with intermission.

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Antonio, the Merchant of Venice, lends three thousand ducats to his friend Bassanio in order to assist him in his wooing of the wealthy and beautiful Portia.

Antonio’s own money is tied up in business ventures that depend on the safe return of his ships from sea, so he borrows the money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender.

Shylock lends the money against a bond. Failure to repay the loan on the agreed date will entitle Shylock to a pound of Antonio’s flesh.

This performance contains themes of anti-semitism and racial intolerance. Please use discretion and your good judgment in determining whether to bring audience members under the age of 14.


Portia … Anna Schuliger
Shylock … Nathaniel Brodsky
Antonio / Tubal … Ryan Lisman
Bassanio … Ezra Feldman
Lorenzo … Richard Nguyen
Jessica … Averill Corkin
Gratiano … Marvin Merritt
Launcelot / Duke of Venice … Colin Mark
Prince of Morocco … Peryn Reeves-Darby
Nerissa … Gabriella Lombardo
Salarino … Nick Durham
Old Gobbo … Frank Garland
Servant … Emily Zoffer


Director … Krysianna Papadakis
Producer … Nicholas Wood
Producer … Emily Zoffer
Associate Producer … James Graham
Associate Producer … Julius Ross
Stage Manager … Ned Sanger
Set Designer … Shuya Gong
Tech Director … Sabrina Yates
Lighting Designer … PJ LeBlanc
Sound Designer … Molly Nolan
Costume Designer … Samantha Garin
Props Designer … Hanna Psychas
Hair and Makeup Designer … Eleanor Lieberman
Dramaturg … Mitch Polonsky