The Merchant of Venice: in motion – August 9-25, 2022

Reserve your spot for the show!

When you reserve, you can also give a suggested donation online.
Thank you and see you in the park soon!

Photos by Yitz Woolf. Costumes by Bayla Lewis.

Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice: in motion in Bloomfield Gardens.

הסוחר מוונציה: בתנועה מאת וויליאם שייקספיר בגן בלומפילד.


Tuesday, August 9
Wednesday, August 10
Sunday, August 14
Monday, August 15
Wednesday, August 17
Thursday, August 18
Tuesday, August 23
Wednesday, August 24
Thursday, August 25

יום שלישי, 9 באוגוסט
יום רביעי, 10 באוגוסט
יום ראשון, 14 באוגוסט
יום שני, 15 באוגוסט
יום רביעי, 17 באוגוסט
יום חמישי, 18 באוגוסט
יום שלישי, 23 באוגוסט
יום רביעי, 24 באוגוסט
יום חמישי, 25 באוגוסט

The show starts at 5:30pm.

Show lasts just under two hours.
Performed in English.

Bloomfield Gardens, Jerusalem.
Behind the King David Hotel.

Map > // Facebook event >

Outside, FREE and full of movement. Fun for the whole family.
Seating on the grass or bring your own chair. Check the weather – you may need a sweater, or sunscreen and a hat.

ההצגה תתחיל בשעה 17:30.

אורך ההצגה קצת פחות משעתיים
ההצגה בשפה האנגלית

גן בלומפילד, ירושלים
מאחורי מלון המלך דוד

מפה > // איוונט בפייסבוק >

כיף לכל המשפחה, בחוץ ובחינם! הישיבה על הדשא, כסאות מתקפלים יתקבלו בברכה. זכרו כי הערב הירושלמי קריר! כדאי להצטייד בסווטשרט.

COMING BY BUS? Best to take any line (71, 72, 74, 75, 77, 78, 7, 13, 34) that stops at Keren Hayessod / Shalom Aleichem, walk on Avraham Mapu St. to King David St., and enter the park via Elimelech Admoni St. (the small street with the entrance to the hotel parking lot). Turn left after you enter the park and you’ll find us.

COMING BY CAR? Best to park in the Yemin Moshe Windmill parking lot (Waze to שדרות בלומפילד). Blue and white paid parking until 18:00 – watch out for the spots on the Yemin Moshe side for neighborhood residents only. There is also limited parking on the lot on Emile Botta St., opposite the French Embassy.

Suggested donation ₪40 per person. Limited edition Merchant of Venice Merchandise available!

תרומה מומלצת 40₪ לאדם. תוכלו לרכוש במקום פריטים עם הדפסים מיוחדים של ההצגה!

נתראה! See you there!
לפרטים נוספים – For more information
[email protected]


The Merchant of Venice is a real conversation starter. Whether it’s stark portrayals of religious-based hatred of Jews, skewering of ideals of mercy and justice, or tying emotional relationships to commercial exchanges, the play has sparked debates, articles, and even several mock appeals!

We’re excited to announce BACK TO BACK in person talks in Jerusalem exploring The Merchant of Venice, with Dr. Katherine Aron-Beller on August 21 (at the Shutaf office, Talpiot Industrial Area) and Gila Fine on August 22 (at Howard & Freda’s house in Baka), both at 20:00.

Space is limited – RSVP required.
₪50 per person, ₪80 for both lectures.

“I am a Jew”: What did Shakespeare really know about Jewish life in Early Modern Italy?

Dr. Katherine Aron-Beller – Sunday, August 21, at 20:00
At the Shutaf office in the Talpiot Industrial Area, Jerusalem

No sixteenth or seventeenth century play in Italy, France or Spain, besides Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta, even remotely approaches in range or depth the exploration of Jewish life and antisemitism contained in The Merchant of Venice… read more >

“Scripture for Their Purpose”: Shylock, Antonio, and the Battle for Biblical Truth

Gila Fine – Monday, August 22, at 20:00
At the home of Howard and Freda Wallick in Baka, Jerusalem.

Why is an obscure biblical incident the subject of Shylock and Antonio’s first fight? Which of them is reading the Bible correctly? And how does this induce them to enter the deadly fleshbond? read more >

CAST | הנפשות הפועלות

SOLANIO / TUBAL ………… Andrea Katz
SHYLOCK …………………… Annabelle Landgarten
SALERIO / DUKE …………. Chaia Zipporah Nicholls Zucker
JESSICA ……………………… Elisheva Greenberg
PORTIA ………………………. Maya Blank
GRATIANO ………………….. Miriam Metzinger
NERISSA …………………….. Naomi Altschuler
BASSANIO …………………… Natan Skop
LORENZO …………………… Omer Shaik
ANTONIO ……………………. Yehoshua Looks


Directors … Beth Steinberg & Yam Drori
Producer … Natan Skop
Costumes … Bayla Lewis
Live Music … Yaar Drori
Artistic Director… Beth Steinberg
Business Manager … Ira Skop
Costume Manager … Gabrielle Vigodny
Caskets … Sara Levene
Stage Manager … Tzviya Fawn Brickel
Production Team … Yael Berg, Alana Amelan, Eitan Berg, Eden Berg, Ira Skop, Gabrielle Vigodny, Alexa Myers, Amit Bergman
Script Adaptation … Ira Skop, Beth Steinberg, Miriam Metzinger, Omer Shaik, Annabelle Landgarten
Graphic Design … Hillary Menkowitz
Photos … Yitz Woolf, Michael Sager, Merav Blum, Will
Video … Barak Bard


To our special patron, Linda Adams. Our deepest thanks for your belief in and support of local theater.

This production has been made possible by a grant from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, with the encouraging support of Ruth Cummings. Thank you so much!

Theater in the Rough is an independent project operating as part of Bar-Kayma for Culture, Art, Music and Peace (Registered non-profit).

לתומכת המיוחדת שלנו, לינדה אדמס, תודה מעומק הלב על נדיבותכך ואמונתך בתיאטרון מקומי.

ההפקה מתאפשרת בזכות תרומת קרן נתן קאמינגס, בתמיכתה ועידודה של רות קאמינגס. תודה רבה!

תיאטרון‭ ‬בתזוזה‭ ‬פועל‭ ‬כפרויקט‭ ‬עצמאי‭ ‬במסגרת‭ ‬עמותת‭ ‬בר‭-‬קיימא‭ ‬לתרבות‭, ‬אמנות‭, ‬מוסיקה‭ ‬ושלום (ע״ר).

The Merchant of Venice: in motion
Bloomfield Gardens, Paul Emile Botta St 6,Jerusalem,Israel-9410906
Starting on
August 9, 2022
Ending on
August 25, 2022
9 evening's of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, on the grass in Bloomfield Gardens, Jerusalem. Free of charge (suggested donation ₪40) and fun for the whole family.
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