- UBC Department of Theatre and Film
- Two Merchants
Presented by Theatre at UBC
An Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice
Director: Dana Lori Chalmers
Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice intersects with the Arab-Israeli conflict when an unpaid debt, a daughter’s defection, and ancient antagonisms lead to a trial without mercy and the renewal of old hatreds. Amidst religious persecution and fear, two enemies engage in a life and death battle over an unfulfilled contract, family loyalty, and justice.
Note: Two Merchants is part of a doctoral research project.