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TAP’d In: The Merchant of Venice: The Continual Relevance of Discrimination
November 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
This a free TAP’d In exclusive event for TAP members featuring a performance and conversation presented by Invictus Theatre Company!
2:30pm Discussion, 3pm Show
Director Charles Askenaizer will host a pre-show conversation and post-show talkback surrounding a teens-only production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, to illuminate the themes of the play that challenge opinions of what it means to be isolated, marginalized, and judged simply based on skin color or religion. These topics that were prevalent when Shakespeare wrote this work are explored through this production, which takes place in 1938 Venice during the rise of the Fascist Party, and still feel eerily relevant today.
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Teen Arts Pass is proud to present TAP’d In, a series of opportunities for teen members to have a deeper experience with an art form beyond seeing TAP-eligible shows. For 2019, these experiences are focused on the theatre arts as part of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre. The program is supported by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Check out a full listing of TAP’d In events right here.