Playing Shylock

A Canadian Stage Production in association with Starvox Productions

Saul Rubinek's triumphant return to the stage

A production of The Merchant of Venice is cancelled mid-performance after public outcries about the play. The actor playing Shylock delivers a candid and passionate appeal about identity, public discourse, and the theatre.

Saul Rubinek, beloved Canadian television and film veteran (Wall Street, Unforgiven, Barney's Version, The Family Man, Frasier) began his illustrious career in Ontario. He began performing at the Stratford Festival in 1969 and, in 1972, was a key artist in the very first season of the brand-new "Toronto Free Theatre" which would later become Canadian Stage. Saul returns to Berkeley Street with this quick-witted and poignant play about cultural fractures and a life on the stage.

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Playing Shylock

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