Venue Details

770 Star Starred
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW Washington, DC 20004
202-547-1122
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JB
Metered parking is available 2 blocks from the theater around the triangle by Indiana and E Street. Spots are usually available if you arrive in the area around 6:00.
Buyer & Cellar travel Jun 25 2014 star this tip starred
JB
Daikaya Isakaya is a block and a half from the theater, takes reservations, and wasn't terribly crowded. They also have happy hour specials that are available at tables, as well as the bar.
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Reviews & Ratings

83 ratings
4.2 average rating
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45 events
25 reviews
15 stars
attended Jul 02 2011

As always, the production values at Shakespeare are high, but aside from an excellent performance of Shylock, the cast is uneven in the key roles. And the transition to 20th century New York seemed entirely gratuitious.

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 17 2011

Excellent production of a disturbing play. 1920s New York is a perfect setting for MoV. Great job exploring the moral ambiguities and not villainizing Shylock.

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 03 2011

An excellent production--I was surprised at how well setting it in the 1029's worked.

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Website

http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/plays/details.aspx?id=269&source=l

Description

Whether contemplating the contents of gilded chests or the darkest corners of human nature, The Merchant of Venice challenges audiences to look beyond misleading appearances to find the true measure of things. An intriguing story of power and revenge, justice and mercy, true love and duplicity, features some of Shakespeare’s most complex and memorable characters.

Staged at STC for the first time in over a decade, The Merchant of Venice is directed by Ethan McSweeny, whose “posh production” of Major Barbara was hailed by The Washington Post as “dandy…light itself.”

About the Ticket Supplier: Shakespeare Theatre Company

Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company has dedicated itself to becoming the nation’s premier classic theatre. By focusing on works with profound themes, complex characters and heightened language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those playwrights he influenced, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s artistic mission is unique among regional theatres: to bring to vibrant life groundbreaking, thought-provoking and eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style.