The Merchant of Venice
Direct from its sold-out run in Central Park, the acclaimed Public Theater production of William Shakespeare’s THE MERCHANT OF VENICE comes to Broadway. Academy Award® and Emmy Award winner Al Pacino reprises his stunning performance as Shylock in the must-see event of the season.
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE is one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling and controversial plays, rich with love and betrayal, forgiveness and revenge. The Jewish moneylender Shylock makes a loan to Antonio, a Christian merchant. Their loan contract, steeped in prejudice and centered on the play’s infamous “pound of flesh,” sweeps the two men and everyone in their worlds into chaos. Only the insightful Portia can imagine a way forward, but for her and those she loves, even “the quality of mercy” has its limits.