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The Venetians

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Othello, the Moorish general, wants to give his beloved Desdemona the beautiful secret wedding she deserves... but that means borrowing ducats. Unfortunately for him, the Jewish moneylender Shylock has spent too long among the terrible people of Venice to see this marriage as anything but a death sentence for Othello. Unbeknownst to Shylock, however, his own daughter has begun an illicit romance that may bring their whole world crashing down on all their heads. A crossover between Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" and "The Tragedy of Othello," "The Venetians" uses two classical outsiders to ask questions about immigration, assimilation, national identity and what "acceptance" truly means.

Presented by Oak Park Festival Theatre

Thru - May 16, 2021

Show Times TBA

Show Type: Drama

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Around The Town Chicago - Recommended

"...Have you ever heard of a playwright mixing up the works and characters from the works of Shakespeare? If you have thought about some of the what ifs? of doing so, you can now find some answers in the new virtual production, a joint venture of the Oak Park Festival Theatre and Kane Repertory Theatre entitled "The Venetians". Written by Matt Barbot, this new play brings together various Shakespearean characters from several different plays and brings them to some of the situations and problems being faced in America during this, the "Covid Era" as well as just the modern times."
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