Open Reading of The Merchant of Venice May 16 at 7:00 p.m. Print
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Written by Sarah Burnett   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 14:56

Iowa City, IA – Riverside Theatre will host an open reading of The Merchant of Venice on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert Street, Iowa City. The Merchant of Venice is one of two plays that will be produced for Riverside Theatre’s summer season, Riverside Theatre in the Park.


Come for a behind-the-scenes look at an early phase of the production’s artistic development: the company’s first read-through of the play with the director, Kristin Horton. Afterwards, audience members will be invited to respond—and audience feedback will help shape the production.


The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.


Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, directed by Horton and  As You Like It, directed by Theodore Swetz will be performed at the Riverside Festival Stage in Lower City Park June 15 – July 8.


The Merchant of Venice and related audience education/outreach efforts are supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).


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