April 19, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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The Baron's Men perform a couple of plays a year, mostly Shakespearean, at Richard Garriott's specially-built, Elizabethan-era stage called the Curtain Theater. Here's a link for the Baron's Men: thebaronsmen.org. The plays are lots of fun and the setting's fantastic. They will reserve a section for us if I get 12 confirmed "yes, I've bought my ticket and I promise to be there" rsvps. There are showtimes all month so if you can't make the 19th, try to go on your own another day. It's lots of fun.
The show starts at 8. Tickets are $15.00. You'll need to buy those on your own. They sell wine, soft drinks and snacks.
Here's a synopsis of the play provided by the Baron's Men:
According to her deceased father’s will, a rich and beautiful heiress, Portia, must marry the suitor who chooses the right chest among three: gold, silver, or base lead. Bassanio, a young Venetian, seeks to win her love and hand. To that end, he appeals to his dear friend, Antonio, a wealthy merchant of Venice, for money to fund his expedition to Portia’s home of Belmont. Antonio, his ships all at sea bearing his fortune, borrows 3,000 ducats on credit to help Bassanio achieve fair Portia. Who advances Antonio the sum? Shylock, a Jew of Venice and a successful moneylender. Marginalized and often maltreated by Venetian society, Shylock also bears Antonio a personal grudge. Shylock proposes that if Antonio forfeits the bond in three months’ time, he will take nothing more than a pound of Antonio’s flesh. Antonio agrees to this “merry bond,” and thus Shakespeare’s plot is set in motion…