2015 Houston Shakespeare Festival: The Merchant of Venice
The University of Houston will present The Merchant of Venice as part of the annual Houston Shakespeare Festival.
In the City of Commerce, Antonio's business thrives, yet he finds himself strapped for cash. In the City of Glamour, Portia's romantic suitors must submit to a lottery for a chance at winning her hand. At the crossroads of these two plots stands Shylock, whose novel way of securing interest sets them all on a path that will force choices between justice and mercy.
This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 am-1 pm. If tickets remain at 1 pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.