Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
Professional Theatre

By: William Shakespeare
Adapted by: Dr. Scott Miller

Show Description:
Filled with contrasts and controversy, containing comic elements mixed with trenchant comment on the nature of intolerance, justice and forgiveness, this is a play not easily categorized.  The merchant Antonio is approached for a loan by his dear friend Bassanio so that he may woo an heiress in another city.  Antonio, cash-poor until his ships return from their trade route, in turn borrows from the moneylender Shylock, who sees in this arrangement the possibility to exact a gruesome revenge for the years of injustice he’s suffered at the hands of Antonio and the rest of the city.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Dr. Scott Miller


Tickets and Press

July 17 - August 2

7pm Fridays
7pm Saturdays
7pm Sundays


Friday, July 17 – PEACE Park, Coventry Neighborhood, Cleveland Heights

Saturday, July 18 – Tri-C West Campus, Parma Heights

Sunday, July 19 – Penitentiary Glen Nature Center, Kirtland

Friday, July 24 – Community Colonnade, Shaker Heights

Saturday, July 25 – Lakewood Park, Lakewood

Sunday, July 26 – The Grove Amphitheater, Mayfield Village

Friday, July 31 – Notre Dame College, South Euclid

Saturday, August 1 – Lincoln Park, Cleveland

Sunday, August 2 – Lincoln Park, Cleveland

Press and Reviews: