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Merchant – Reviews

Los Angeles Times
ACCOMPLISHED… fearlessly tackles the theme of anti-Semitism raised by the play head-on, with the benefit of a commanding performance from Alan Blumenfeld as Shylock” — Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Theatre Notes
RIVETING… mixes romantic comedy with tense, emotional cruelty, prompting laughter in an audience as well as dismay… Alan Blumenfeld in a terrific performance [as Shylock]”  Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes

Messenger Mounatin News
DEPTH OF CHARACTER… actors at the height of their craft” — Flavia Potenza, Messenger Mountain News

The Fume of Sighs
TIMELY AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING… particularly in the way that it is presented by the current production at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum” — Dena Buroughts, The Fume of Sigh

People’s World
SHOCK[S] with the effects of ant-Semitism… Shylock, the magisterial Alan Blumenfeld” — Eric Gordon, People’s World

LA Splash
BREATHES NEW LIFE into a classic… exciting and involving” — Elaine Mura, LA Splash

Diversions LA
ARTFULLY STAGED, POLITICALLY POTENT… viewing a stellar performance such as this in such an intimate and outdoor setting enhances the play’s power.” — Genie David, Diversions LA