Directed by: Carlos Aladro
27 y 28 de Junio
Cast: Greg Hicks, Javier Lara, Natalia Huarte, Ramón Pujol, Alba Enríquez, Juan Blanco
Directing auxiliary: Julia Fernández
Assistant director: Javier L. Patiño
Communication, media and press: Cristina Anta
Technical direction: Mario Goldstein
Production and distribution management: Clara Pérez
Sound and audiovisual space design: Manu Solís
Lighting: Pablo R. Seoane (Cía.de la luz)
Scenic space and costume design: Paula Castellano
Authorship: Jose Padilla
Direction: Carlos Aladro
“The Merchant of Venice” tells the interlaced story of several passions. The Christian merchant Antonio and the Jewish usurer Shylock, the heiress of fortune Porcia and the wasteful Basanio, the very intimate relationship between Antonio and Basanio, Jessica's filial betrayal of Lorenzo.
Two plots are intertwined in two opposite spaces: the light of Belmont and the shadow of Venice; up and down, the spirit and the flesh, the pure air of the mountain and the smell of the city of canals, embellishment and purity, the light that blinds or the darkness that guides, the legitimate and the legal. Women who become free, who say they love, what is for sale and what is not, men who love men, who say they love women, what can be pawned and what can not. How much perversion, love, truth and lies will be hidden in the streets and bedchambers of the Venice of the story, dressed in Babel for the occasion?
Beyond charity and interest, the enigma of true love remains irresolvable; its absence shows us how much we need it and leads us to get the impression of why this piece has always been considered a comedy of laws and legacies, misunderstandings and mischievous, where a single god governs under the game of appearances: money.