Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Shakespeare's Money-Spinner; the Merchant of Venice Comes to Coast for One Night

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Shakespeare's Money-Spinner; the Merchant of Venice Comes to Coast for One Night

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Byline: Xanthe Coward

BELL Shakespeare is bringing its acclaimed production of The Merchant of Venice to the Sunshine Coast on Saturday, September 30.

Money makes the world go around. Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock lends it.

Antonio owes the value of it. Love also plays a part. Portia offers it. Bassanio wants it. And Antonio may lose a pound of flesh for it.

This uncompromising and dark production explores the tense relationship and prejudices between those that have, and those that don't.

Dark in its humour and bawdy in its romantic hijinx, The Merchant Of Venice takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and justice.

Featuring three-time Helpmann Award winner Mitchell Butel (Janet King and Rake) as the defiant Shylock and Jessica Tovey (Wolf Creek and Wonderland) as Portia, the production will be directed by Anne-Louise Sarks (Belvoir's Jasper Jones and Medea).

This masterfully envisioned production tackles the prejudices and preconceived notions of one of Shakespeare's most challenging plays and it comes to The Events Centre, Caloundra, on September 30 at 7.30pm. Book at theeventscentre.com.au

Sunshine Coast Shakespeare Festival

LATE entries are being accepted from Sunshine Coast and Brisbane-based performers to compete in Noosa Arts Theatre's inaugural Shakespeare Festival from October 13-15.

Selected scenes, sonnets, music and dance will be performed from Shakespeare's classic works.

Special guest adjudicator is Veronica Neave, who has appeared in more than 50 stage productions within Australia from Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams, written and appeared in various shows with Kate Champion's Force Majeure, and has worked in a number of TV series.

Neave has featured in a number of films and has just completed the Australian TV series Wanted.

Attend all four sessions of the festival for $45 with a festival pass. For entries and further details, go to noosaartstheatre.org.au or call 5449 9343.

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WITH only a few tickets remaining for the final two performances, the season of David Williamson's 50th stage play Jack of Hearts, directed by Jane Rivers for Noosa Arts Theatre, must end tomorrow night. …

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