Miners Alley Playhouse presents District Merchants

May 18 – June 24, 2018

Miners Alley presents the Regional Premiere of DISTRICT MERCHANTS By Aaron Posner playing May 18-June 24, 2018 in Golden, CO. With audacious humor and bold inventiveness, Aaron Posner takes The Merchant of Venice from its Shakespearean setting to post-Civil War Washington, D.C., with hints at life in America today. In the complex and contradictory worlds of blacks, whites, Jews and Christians, money changes hands with dangerously high stakes, philanthropic acts mask blatant opportunism and would-be lovers hide—and then uncover—their differences. “District Merchants” is a remarkable tale of money, merchandise and mercy.

Under the direction of Len Matheo, the cast includes Cris Davenport (Antoine Dupree), Chris Kendall (Shylock),Amy Elizabeth Gray (Jessica), Sinjin Jones (Benjamin Bassanio), Sean Michael Cummings (Finneus (Finn) Randall), Candace Joice (Portia), Kristina Lorice Fountaine (Nessa) and Isaiah Kelley (Lancelot).

Aaron Posner has directed over 250 productions at major regional theatre companies across the country. He has won many awards including five Helen Hayes Awards, two Barrymore Awards, the Outer Circle Critics Award, The John Gassner Prize, a Bay Area Theatre Award, an Eliot Norton Award, and many more. His best known adaptations are of Chaim Potok novels“The Chosen” and“My Name Is Asher Lev.” His adaptation of Anton Chekhov 1896 play“The Seagull” under the title of “Stupid F**king Bird” was premiered in 2013. Posner has adapted Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and The Three Sisters; as well.

A hilarious retelling of The Merchant of Venice in post-Civil War Washington, D.C. Miners Alley Playhouse presents DISTRICT MERCHANTS May 18 through June 24 in Golden. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 – $38 and available by calling 303-935-3044 or online at Miners Alley Playhouse is located at 1224 Washington Avenue. Golden, CO 80401.


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