Untitled Theater Company No. 61

The Shylock and the Shakespeareans

June 1 -17

Written and directed by Edward Einhorn

With: Craig Anderson, Janine Hegarty, JaneAnne Halter, Yael Haskal, Chapman Hyatt, Chase Lee, Stephanie Litchfield, Jeremy Kareken, Nina Mann, Nathaniel Meek, Kingsley Nwaogu, Ethan Fox, Eric E. Oleson, Thomas Shuman

Music: Richard Philbin
Stage Manager: Berit Johnson
AD/Sound Design/Assistant Director: Becca Silbert
Set Design: Mike Mroch
Costume Design: Ramona Ponce
Lighting Design: Eric Norbury
Video/live-streaming: Iben Cenholt

A darkly humorous retelling of The Merchant of Venice. The Shylock is a Jewish diamond seller named Jacob, called “shylock” as a slur. The Shakespeareans are a gang of white supremacists, led by Jacob’s former clownish servant, Gobbo. It is a comedy colliding with a tragedy: Jacob’s daughter Jessica loves Lorenzo (here the son of Asian immigrants), Portia loves Bassanio, and everyone can go home happy, just as long as one pesky lawsuit doesn’t dig up anything too ugly.


Thursday June 1 – 7:30pm
Friday June 2 – 7:30pm
Saturday June 3 – 7:30pm
Sunday June 4 – 5pm
Monday June 5 – 7pm
Wed June 7 – 7:30pm
Thurs June 8 – 7:30pm
Fri June 9 – 7:30pm
Sat June 10 – 7:30pm
Sun June 11 – 5pm
Wed June 14 – 7:30pm
Thu June 15 – 7:30pm
Fri June 16 – 7:30pm
Sat June 17 – 7:30pm

2 hours 15 minutes
Sunday June 4 – 2pm Panel on Jewish Theater Sunday June 4 – 5pm w Post-show discussion with Yair Rosenberg and Catherine Rampell Sun June 11 – 5pm with Post show discussion