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SHYLOCK at the Perry Street Theatre Opens Jan. 27

The doors to the beautiful Perry Street Theatre will re-open after nine year as Martin Platt, David Elliott and Rosalie Beer in association with Robert Friedman Presents present the acclaimed production of SHYLOCK written by and starring Gareth Armstrong, directed by Frank Barrie with original music by Simon Slater. SHYLOCK will begin its eight week run on January 21; opening on January 30 and will run in through March 13 at the Perry Street Theatre (31 Perry Street).

From the view point of Tubal, Shylock's best and only friend in The Merchant of Venice, Armstrong's SHYLOCK is a riveting show that reflects the love and understanding of Shakespeare's genius by skillfully weaving excerpts of the play with the perpetual legacy of anti-Semitism. Conveyed with innovation, dazzling skill and wit, SHYLOCK confronts and confounds the stereotypes in a unique exploration of the funny, tragic and often unbelievable life of fiction's most famous Jew.

Mr. Armstrong has performed SHYLOCK around the world where it has been greeted as: "funny and engaging while at the same time illustrating the deep roots of anti-Semitism." The Scotsman and "nothing short of incredible…an exceptional piece of theatre, everyone should see it" Independent on Sunday.

Performances begin on Saturday, January 22

Opening Sunday, January 30 at 7PM through March 13, 2005.

Performance schedule:
Wednesday – Friday at 8pm: Saturday at 3pm &8PM; Sunday at 3PM & 7pm (added performance on Tuesday, January 25at 8PM; No matinee on January 30)

Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at www.SmartTix.com or call (212) 868-4444. Student/Senior rush tickets (if available) for $20 (Half hour before curtain) Group Sales (212) 367-7107. Tickets go on sale December 6, 2004.

The Perry Street Theatre is located at 31 Perry Street (West of 7th Avenue) ACE to 14th Street, or 1/9 to Christopher Street; 2/3 to 14th Street


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