The Merchant of Venice


Picture this: Venice!  A rich, bustling city where young lovers steal away in the night, old enemies battle back and forth, and braggart Captains vie for the hand of a wealthy heiress, whose luck is running out!  Faction of Fools has a long history of re-examining Shakespeare’s plays — finding comedic roots in the most famous of his tragedies, from the acclaimed A Commedia Romeo & Juliet to Hamlecchino: Clown Prince of Denmark. In 2014, Titus Andronicus was lauded as "sanguineous bliss" by the Washington Post, and DC Theater Scene said "it will be difficult to imagine Titus being played straight ever again."  Don't miss this full production of one of Shakespeare's most rich and intricate plays that explores a burgeoning merchant class and what happens when things get personal. 

Presented by Faction of Fools Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$25 - $25

Discount Tickets Available $18 students, seniors, and military; $12 children under 12

Visit Show Website

Box Office Phone: 800-838-3006

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 11/18/2016 - 12/11/2016
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday ---
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 12/05/2016 - 7:30pm


  • 11/18/2016 - 8:00pm
  • 12/02/2016 - 8:00pm
  • 12/04/2016 - 2:00pm
  • 12/10/2016 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Matthew Pauli Shylock
Natalie Cutcher Portia, Solanio
Teresa Spencer Nerissa, Solario, Old Gobbo
Ryan Tumulty Antonio, Gobbo
Vince Eisenson Bassanio, Tubal
Ben Lauer Lorenzo, Aragon, Duke
Daniel Flint Gratiano, Morocco
Alexeyia McBride Jessica
Production Personnel
William Shakespeare
Paul Reisman
Costume Designer
Lynly Saunders
Set Designer
Daniel Flint
Lighting Designer
Chris Curtis
Jesse Terrill
Crista Noel Smith


Gallaudet University - Eastman Studio Theatre
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington , DC 20002-3695
About the Venue:
90 seat black box theatre located behind Elstad Auditorium (turn right as you enter the main gates). Free parking available.

Getting There

  • New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U (Red Line)


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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