$25 for Ohio Shakespeare Festival's "The Merchant of Venice" for Two (Up to $50 Value). Five Shows Available.

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Max M. ·
Reviewed August 22, 2012
Great job very enjoyable


Theresa K. ·
Reviewed August 21, 2012
Wonderful!!! Thank you for making this experience affordable to a larger audience!


Diane C. ·
Reviewed August 19, 2012
It was a great evening of theater. We enjoyed the pre-performance singing and short Romeo and Juliet, and The Merchant of Venice itself was the best we have seen since we were at the Stratford Festival in Canada several years ago. Now we are sorry that we missed A Midsummer Night's Dream because we were traveling then.

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Watching a play is the second-best way to achieve emotional catharsis, right behind writing a play about achieving emotional catharsis. Tear-stain a playbill with this deal to see Ohio Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Merchant of Venice at the Lagoon of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. For $25, you get two tickets for general-admission seating (up to a $50 value). The grounds open at 6 p.m. for picnics, the greenshow begins at 7:30 p.m., and the play begins at 8 p.m. Choose from the following dates:

  • Sunday, August 5
  • Thursday, August 9
  • Sunday, August 12
  • Thursday, August 16
  • Sunday, August 19<p>

Celebrating their 11th season of performing in the open air of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, the Ohio Shakespeare Festival dons their most billowing pantaloons for their production of Shakespeare’s celebrated and complicated tragicomedy, The Merchant of Venice. The play begins when the titular merchant, Antonio, takes out a loan of 3,000 ducats so that his friend, Bassanio, may court the lovely and wealthy Portia. However, Shylock, the loan’s holder, stipulates a grim transaction should they be unable to repay him: a pound of Antonio’s flesh. As Antonio’s fortunes begin to turn, he finds himself drawing ever closer to Shylock’s knife and, even worse, the strange machinations of the legal system.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic before the show to be enjoyed at the gardens’ Lagoon. Surrounded by the green and yellow shades of impressionistic greenery, audiences can feast and admire several majestic pools, the largest of which runs 15 feet deep

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at venue Will Call. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which we will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Ohio Shakespeare Festival's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Ohio Shakespeare Festival

"If you’ve ever wished that a Shakespeare production could somehow be outfitted with annotations and footnotes, to help you understand what’s going on at every moment, there’s a much easier (and more enjoyable) alternative,” says theater critic Christine Howey. “Just sit in the audience while the Ohio Shakespeare Festival is performing.” The lively and fun characterizations are a fitting approach to the works of the ever-sly Bard.

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