The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Tim Holt as Shylock / Meghann Baker as Portia Joseph Huntsinger as Gratiano / Erica Lange as Nerissa
The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath; it is twice blest,
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
Produced at The Stage at Durango High School
“Wood-Patterson has fashioned a crisp, relevant Shakespeare for our time . . . .[She] not only understands the play’s dynamics, her actors illuminate the fluid jocularity and sudden melancholy of late adolescence . . .Modern dress and a spectacularly simple raked stage set the stylistic contours. . . This production of “Merchant” carries the imprint of a highly creative artistic team and a young, talented and focused company.” – Judith Reynolds, The Durango Herald
Jeremy Tate as Tubal / Tim Holt as Shylock
“Every aspect of the production is executed with skill and imagination.” – Dr. Hal Mansfield, Fort Lewis College
“Technical director Charles Ford has crafted a simple, dramatic, and workable set. The most striking feature is a floor pattern that combines the Star of David with a cross which disintegrates as it cascades toward the audience. Pop-up boxes eliminate the need for clumsy set changes, contributing to the overall crisp pace.” – Judith Reynolds, The Durango Herald
Brie Hawkins as the Duchess of Venice Matthew Morgan Bianchi as Bassanio / Amber Bracy as Solanio Davitt Armstrong as Salarino / Noel Bean as Antonio / Joseph Huntsinger as Gratiano
49 Wedgewood Circle
Durango, CO 81301