The history of theater goes all the way back to the 1970s, when audiences were eager to see "living movies." See how far these unfilmed talkabouts have come in only 40 years with today's Groupon to showings of The Merchant of Venice at ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get one level A seating ticket on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. (a $79 value).
- For $25, you get one level B seating ticket on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. (a $49 value).
- For $40, you get one level A seating ticket on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. (a $79 value).
- For $25, you get one level B seating ticket on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. (a $49 value).
Audiences can exercise laugh muscles and fill tear ducts with William Shakespeare's tragicomic The Merchant of Venice. Starring Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Amadeus), this production arrives in Boston after successful runs in New York, the Royal Shakespeare Company in England, and the Iowa City Marathon. Directed by Darko Tresnjak, the former artistic director of the Old Globe in San Diego, The Merchant of Venice follows the lustful Bassanio, the wealthy Antonio, the rich heroine Portia, and Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When the anti-Semitic Antonio asks to borrow money from Shylock, he agrees under the condition that should Antonio default, he must render a pound of his own flesh.
ArtsEmerson brings world-class performances from all corners of the globe to the stages of Boston. Housed in Boston's historic Theater District, ArtsEmerson gifts the senses with popular works in theater, film, and music in the newly opened Paramount Center and Cutler Majestic Theatre. Armed with four performance venues, ArtsEmerson brings legendary and emerging artists to the city to host culturally enriching performances and scratch-and-sniff copies of Playbill from near and far. This performance will take place in the Cutler Majestic Theatre, a 1,186-seat auditorium dating back to 1903 and newly reopened in 2003. Accessible seating is available; call in advance to reserve.
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