International Festival of Arts & Ideas | Performance: The Merchant of Venice

Event time: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:00pm
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 8:00pm
Yale Law School Courtyard See map
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

In a completely unique theatrical event, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas brings one of Shakespeare’s most well-known and controversial plays, The Merchant of Venice, to the Yale Law School Courtyard. First staged in Venice to commemorate the establishment of the Jewish Ghetto five hundred years ago, the Compagnia de’ Colombari’s production, directed by Karin Coonrod, features a multiethnic cast and aims to accentuate Shylock’s humanity as a father and merchant, villain and victim.

The twenty-third annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas brings together artists and thinkers from around the world to New Haven. Two exhibitions will be on view at the Center over the course of the festival: Art in Focus: John Goto’s “High Summer” and Celia Paul. Presented jointly by the Center and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, this performance is presented with support of the Center through the generosity of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture.

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Space is limited
(This venue is wheelchair accessible)
Open to: 
General Public