“This is a memorable Merchant of Venice, original, exciting and highly recommended.”
Another review came across the e-wires, this time from Stacy Trevenon and “Stage and Cinema.” It is thoughtful and very positive and you can read all about it here!
Our first review for Merchant is in and it is pretty awesome:
Another interview/article pre-opening, this time from the SF Weekly:
“It’s a play about a complex society” — and one that closely mirrors our own. Like modern-day San Francisco, Renaissance Venice was wealthy, ethnically diverse, socially progressive, and culturally rich. In other words, it too had a superiority complex.”Read the entire article here
Doing a little catch up on the blog today. We’ve had some great coverage for our production of The Merchant of Venice. Starting with this article in our paper of record, The San Francisco Chronicle:
“Bousel notes that while the famous “quality of mercy” speech is one of the most articulate arguments for common decency ever written, the irony of the play is that common decency is noticeably lacking from beginning to end, which is perhaps why directors tend to shy away from producing it.”Read the whole article here!