Featuring: Reg. E. Cathey, Emmy Award Winning Actor and Members of Compagnia de’ Colombari, Karin Coonrod, Founder and Artistic Director, Compagnia de’ Colombari, Shaul Bassi, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice and Beit Venezia.
Join us for an exceptional preview reading and discussion of “The Merchant of Venice” which will be performed outdoors in the Campo di Ghetto Nuovo on July 26, 27, 28, 29, and 31. The New York reading of selected scenes by Reg E. Cathey with actors from the prestigious Compagnia de’ Colombari will be followed by a conversation with director Karin Coonrod and Shaul Bassi on this unique coproduction that will bring The Merchant of Venice for the first time ever to the Ghetto – investigating the play’s poignant exploration of love and hate, avarice and mercy, and of being human. Read more about Venice and the Anniversary in The New York Times.
Co-sponsors: Center for Fiction, Compagnia de’ Colombari, Centro Primo Levi NY, Beit Venezia: A Home for Jewish Culture, the Italian Cultural Institute. On the occasion of the 500 Anniversary of the Venice Ghetto.