Bard Fest 2018
Under the direction of Mr. Doug Powers, we present a searing study of money, love, and intolerance. A wealthy but bigoted nobleman borrows money from a prosperous money lender. When he cannot repay his debt the moneylender seeks the return of his debt with a literal pound of the man’s flesh. The climactic courtroom scene features some of the most beautiful, tragic, and powerful speeches in all of literature.