The Merchant of Venice was directed by Debbi Finkelstein, her third time directing for Gazebo! Debbi chose to set the show in its traditional Renaissance time period, but focused on bringing out the work's still-relevant themes of feminism, prejudice, and friendship.
This marked our first time performing at Rocky Woods in Medfield and at Powisset Farm in Dover. We also returned to Bird Park in Walpole for our final weekend.
Cast: Marielle Boudreau as Nerissa Suzanne Greenwald as Launcelot Gobbo/Man/Salerio Alessandra Horton as Lorenzo Benjamin Medeiros as Gratiano Lana Orlova as Old Gobbo/Tubal Ellen Pariser as Portia Mei-Lin Po as Salarino/Stephano Barbara Schapiro as Prince of Morocco/Duke of Venice Cynthia Small as Antonio Juliana Small as Jessica/Prince of Arragon Steve Small as Shylock Finley Smith as Salanio Marlee Waleik as Bassanio
Crew: Producer: Amy Klesert Stage Managers: Jared Lista, Justin Lista Costumes: Charlene Desjardin Props: Ashley Harmon Sound Design: Cameron Small Artwork: Dayna Spinner