“The Merchant of Venice” currently running at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan will not please Shakespearean purists. But it should please everyone else. Long viewed as the archetype of antisemitic literature, this “Merchant” reflects the sensibilities of the American Sephardi Federation, under whose auspices it is being presented. In this production, the Jewish characters are Sephardic Jews. When they sing, it is either in the Hebrew of the Siddur or the Ladino of
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare
Starring DAVID SERERO as Shylock
in a Sephardi style...
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare will be presented in a Sephardi style featuring songs of the era. Following its success in June 2015, this production is returning on the stage of the Center for Jewish History for 4 more performances:
Janurary 13th (3pm), 17th (7pm), 19th (8pm) and 21st (3pm).
Tickets: asfmerchant2016.bpt.me or 1 800 838 3006