Archived: The Merchant of VeniceBuy Tickets
The 18th Annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall
Directed by Dr. Jan Powell
July 7 – 31, 2016
Agecroft Hall – 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA 23221
Box Office: 804-340-0115
(Mon-Wed, 1pm-5pm; Thurs-Friday, 1pm-6pm)
Night Time Box Office*: 804-353-4241
*Our Night Time Box Office is open for general information about that evening’s performance only.
If you wrong us, shall we not revenge?
A controversial tragicomedy set in the divided world of Renaissance Italy: the glittering golden privilege of the Christian aristocracy and the powerful underworld of the Jewish ghetto. To court the wealthy heiress Portia, Bassanio asks for a large sum from his devoted friend, Antonio, who must borrow the funds. Shylock, the lender, strikes a deadly deal: if Antonio does not repay the loan, he must forfeit a pound of his own flesh. The insidious venom of prejudice poisons all, and mercy’s love is held hostage to the mighty sway of justice.
Rain Policy for the Richmond Shakespeare Festival
If it’s raining before the show…
…remember, our weather can change very quickly! So, decisions about postponing or cancelling a show due to weather will be made between 7-7:25pm, depending on weather forecasts.
If it rains during the show…
…the show will pause, and you will be escorted inside to wait for up to 15 minutes to see if the weather will let up. If we can’t go on, then-
-If we stopped before intermission, you have a choice: 1) full refund at point of purchase OR 2) voucher to return on another night
-If the play is rained out after intermission, you will receive a voucher only. Please note: you must be present to receive a rain voucher.