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Shakespearean comedy and tragedy collide in Merchant of Venice
The New American Shakespeare Tavern is producing “The Merchant of Venice” until May 24 at 499 Peachtree St. NE in Atlanta.

A lost fortune, a lover’s choice and one of the most powerful expressions of “the quality of mercy” in literature: meet Portia, Bassanio and Shylock, the Jewish moneylender and one of Shakespeare’s most controversial characters of all time.

Now this suspenseful comedy with a tragic core will come to life as The New American Shakespeare Tavern produces “The Merchant of Venice.”

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 6:30 p.m. Sundays; and 10 a.m. most Tuesday and Wednesdays. The show will run until May 24 at 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

Tickets range from $15-$36, depending on seat selection and day. Preview prices are $15 on April 30.

Students and educators receive $5 off per price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays. Military, seniors and groups of 10 or more receive $3 discount except in the Balcony on Thursdays.

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Parking is available in the Emory University Hospital Midtown Parking Deck directly across the street from the front doors of The Shakespeare Tavern on Peachtree Street. Regular parking price is $5.                      

For more information, call 404-874-5299.

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