Friday, July 19, 2013

PAE's Merchant of Venice

It's like we are angels, straight from heaven.
Portland Actor's Ensemble performed the Merchant of Venice.  This was a hard play to watch, because of all the uncomfortable Shylock parts.  That stew of antisemitism is peppered with all the fun comedy aspects of the play.  It's pretty uneven, and I thought the troupe did a good job managing the temperature changes of the story.

As you can see from this picture, the costumes were Italian via the "Jersey Shore."


Sara K. said...

WE saw this play recently, and I agree with you, its a bit hard to watch. Ours was set in gangster NYC. A nice setting for the show.

balyien said...

That's such a great pic of you two!