The Merchant of Venice

Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group

Bassanio asks his friend Antonio, a wealthy merchant of Venice, for a loan so he can afford to woo Portia, a beautiful heiress. Antonio’s fortune is tied up in his trading ships, but he agrees to act as guarantor, if Bassanio can borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. Shylock hates Antonio, but loans the money. Pretending that this is a jest, Shylock specifies the penalty for failure to pay on time as a pound of Antonio’s flesh. Bassanio wins Portia’s hand, after undergoing a trial specified by her late father. Antonio’s ships are unexpectedly delayed and he cannot repay on time, and Shylock demands his pound of flesh at the Duke of Venice’s court. Portia and her companion Nerissa disguise themselves as men - a learned lawyer and her clerk - and travel to Venice, where Portia uses brilliant legal argument to confound Shylock’s malicious intentions, and save Antonio’s life.
Theatre/Venue NameStrathmore Community Hall
Venue address48 Loeman Street, Strathmore VIC 3041
All performance dates and start times

Thursday 10 February, 8pm
Friday 11 February, 8pm
Saturday 12 February, 8pm
Sunday 13 February, 2pm

Thursday 17 February, 8pm
Friday 18 February, 8pm
Saturday 19 February, 8pm
Sunday 20 February, 2pm

Thursday 24 February, 8pm
Friday 25 February, 8pm
Saturday 26 February, 8pm

Box office URLBooking Info
Box office phone number(03) 9079 4410
Creative Team

Roderick Chappel – Director

Cast List
Salarino – Alison Jones
Old Gobbo – David Hunt
Jessica – Del Jordan
Launcelot Gobbo / Tubal – Gilbert Gauci
Lorenzo – James Banger
Prince of Arragon – John Locke
Nerissa – TBA
Salanio – Luke Smith
Shylock – Mark Stratford
Portia – Marti Ibrahim
Gratiano – Mithunnan Saseetharan
Antonio – Nick Cheadle
Bassanio – Phillip Herd
Prince of Morocco / Duke of Venice – Steve Saul

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