The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community program welcomes Shakespeare and Company actor, Jonathan Epstein, as he discusses his role as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.
Shakespeare's most controversial yet poignant play offers a visceral display of courtship, prejudice, money and revenge, ending ultimately in a choice between life and death. Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer reunites with longtime company member, Jonathan Epstein as Shylock, the Bard's most memorable and highly charged outsider.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.