Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Merchant of Venice

I just saw this production of The Merchant of Venice at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. It was an excellent production set in the 18th century. The costumes and set were gorgeous and I thought the actor playing Shylock was excellent at walking a very fine line between villain and victim. If you think you will be in the Twin Cities area, you should go see it.


At 7:13 PM, Blogger Holbrook said...

Did you like the Guthrie? I haven't been, but it's a remarkably well-designed theatre. Not a bad seat in the house.

Do you get to see much live theatre in Minneapolis? It's a bit of a theatre mecca. Not only do they boast multiple Tony-winning regional theatres, but it's quite a community of theatre lovers. Last year, live theatre in the Twin Cities sold more seats than the Vikings, Twins, Wild, and Timberwolves combined.

At 10:37 PM, Blogger educat said...

Craig, do you have facts like that stored in your brain? So you can just pull it up? It's not on some sort of expansion card you can plug in for these occasions?

I know, I should talk, but still...

Sister Wife, I am envious that you can just drop in to the Guthrie. Hope you're enjoying it!

At 10:26 AM, Blogger Holbrook said...

Jen: My brilliance knows no bounds. Also, I remember all that from something I wrote a couple of years ago about the demise of Dallas theatre. The Twin Cities are about the same size as Dallas/Fort Worth, but they value theatre so much more.

Ariana: The Guthrie is hosting the RSC's King Lear with Ian McKellan later this year, if you're interested. I'd love to hear more about the Guthrie!


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