Texas Theatre and Dance presents The Merchant of Venice

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Adam L. Sussman 

A businesswoman, hated for being Jewish, tries to break into the clique of rich men who run Venice. A wealthy merchant seeks to buy the love of a young man. A sheltered heiress attempts to escape her dead father's will. One of Shakespeare's most controversial and misunderstood plays, this production of The Merchant of Venice tackles, head-on, the topics of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia in society. 

Part scathing social satire, part romantic comedy, part revenge thriller, The Merchant of Venice defies expectations and asks us to examine what hatred we hold in our hearts. 

The running time for The Merchant of Venice is approximately two hours with one intermission. 


Preview: November 14 at 7:30 p.m. 
Opening: November 15 at 7:30 p.m. 
Additional Performances: November 16, 27 - 30, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. and November 18, December 1 - 2 at 2:00 p.m. 

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00pm

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, F. Loren Winship Drama Building (WIN)
300 E. 23rd Street, Austin, TX 78712

Event Type

Arts & Humanities


College of Fine Arts, Department of Theatre and Dance

Target Audience

General Public




$15 for students, $21 for University of Texas staff/faculty, $26 for adults


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