Merchant of Venice is this year’s Shakespeare at UFV

09 March 2013 - 24 March 2013
00:00 AM
Chilliwack Campus at CEP

The third mainstage production of the University of the Fraser Valley Theatre’s 2012/13 season is The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. This will be the second production by the department of this often controversial work, the first being during March, 1991. The play features three of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters:  Shylock, Portia, and Antonio. The Merchant of Venice is a play of many threes: three ladies, three lovers, three cultures, three rings and three wise questions, making it the perfect choice for the department’s 33rd season of theatre. The play poses many questions: where does love come from? Why do people of different races and religions distrust each other? What is the quality of mercy? Judge for yourself: see The Merchant of Venice.


The Merchant of Venice opens Friday, March 8 at 7.30 pm. in the theatre on the Chilliwack Yale Road campus at the corner of Yale and Airport, and plays March 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23. There are also matinees: Wed and Thurs, March 13 and 14 at noon, and Sundays, March 17 and 24, at 2 pm. Ticket prices range between: $10 to $22. The March 17 matinee performance is a pay-what-you-can event, with a recommended price of only $10.


For tickets and information call 604-795-2814 or email:



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