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The Merchant of Venice

Opening Date: Feb 05, 2022

Closing Date: Mar 06, 2022

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Playing @

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

262 Ashland Place Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Shakespeare’s perennially contested play about corrosive bigotry and blinding vengeance is poised squarely at the radioactive intersection of race, class and religion in Arin Arbus’s production. John Douglas Thompson stars as the ill-used, vindictive money-lender Shylock in his fifth classical collaboration with Arbus. The show’s uniquely diverse company and creative team evoke a deeply stratified Venice suffused with racism, misogyny, classism and homophobia, its connections to our own grievously fractured world vivid, stark and startling.

COVID Safety Information:
Following are requirements for all audience members. We reserve the right to remove those who do not follow these protocols.
Proof of full vaccination and photo ID are required for entry into Polonsky Shakespeare Center.  We are not accepting negative Covid test results for entry.
By purchasing or receiving your ticket, you affirm that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; this applies to everyone ages 5 and up. A full vaccination is 14 days following a final dose of the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or a World Health Organization-approved vaccine.
Proof of full vaccination and photo ID are required for entry. Acceptable forms of proof include the NYS Excelsior Pass, the NYC Covid Safe Pass, other official government mobile app, the original vaccination card, or a copy or photo of your vaccination card. These should be presented along with a government-issued photo ID.
Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.
Audience members must be masked upon entry and at all times, including while watching a performance inside the auditorium.
Masks must be worn over both the nose and the mouth and the mask must be appropriate (no bandanas or mesh, dirty, or ventilated masks). Face masks will be provided at entry if you don’t have one or if your mask is inappropriate. Concessions will be open with a limited grab & go menu. Masks must be worn at all times, except when actively eating or drinking.
* By entering the premises, you affirm that you are not experiencing symptoms such as fever, chills, shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting. You also affirm that you have not received a positive COVID-19 test within the past ten days.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 12

Performance Schedule:



Justin Ellington


Arin Arbus

Written by

William Shakespeare

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

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Full-price tickets

$90 - $125


Directions Subway

Atlantic Av Station [2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q]; Lafayette Av [C]; Fulton St [G].

Assisted Listening System

Assistive Listening Devices that transmit sound via headsets are available for all performances. For an Assistive Listening Device, please visit the box office before entering the mainstage theatre.


Gender diversity is welcome at Theatre for a New Audience. All are welcome to use the restroom that best fits their identity. In addition to men’s and women’s restrooms on the first floor, there is a gender neutral single-stall private restroom on the mezzanine level (third floor).

Wheelchair Info

Access for wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility is available on all floors of Polonsky Shakespeare Center. For questions about accessible seating, please email or call 212-229-2819 x10

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By Subway:

Atlantic Av Station [2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q]; Lafayette Av [C]; Fulton St [G].

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