Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Brian Isaac Phillips in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company concludes its eighteenth season with William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" opening May 11. This production features CSC Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips as Shylock, CSC Ensemble Member Kelly Mengelkoch as Portia and introducing to Cincinnati audiences, Jared Joplin as Antonio, the Merchant of Venice. Check out the rehearsal photographs below.

"The Merchant of Venice" opens on May 11 and runs through June 3 2012. The production design is generously sponsored by Taft, Stettinius and Hollister.

Performances of "The Merchant of Venice" are scheduled from May 11- June 3, 2012 on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Preview performances are on May 9 & 10, and tickets are only $14. No performance on Sunday May 13, 2012. The theater is located at 719 Race Street, downtown Cincinnati, two blocks west of the Aronoff Center. Single ticket prices range from $22-$28 on Thursday Nights and Sunday Matinees and from $26-$32 on Friday and Saturday Nights. Ticketing fees may apply. Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Discounts are available for students, seniors and groups as well as Enjoy the Arts and AAA members. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273) ext. 1, or go online at

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