The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad - coming to the San Diego region June 18
WE CREATE PROVOCATIVE
THAT BLEND THEATRE
WITH DANCE, POETRY,
Photos by Taso Papadakis and 8Twenty8 Studios
IN LA JOLLA SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2023
The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or
In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad
What can a play from sixteenth century England tell us about how antisemitism and other prejudicial beliefs operate in our world today? What perceived truths does a play reveal about the society in which it was created, and what ideas within that society does it reinforce?
Bringing together elements of Merchant with Elizabethan history and news from the 21st century, The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad takes a kaleidoscopic view of the ways in which members of a society displace their fears on the "other" during times of upheaval.
SAN DIEGO AREA RESIDENCY
JUNE 15 - 18, 2023
In addition to our performance of The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad at JFEST, we'll be offering diverse programs including performance events, community events, and workshops for artists, community members, and leaders. If you're in greater San Diego (or if you just want to take a trip down from L.A.), join us for any of the public events during our residency!
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