A summer tradition in New Zealand is sitting in a park and watching a play by Shakespeare. This year, 2022 in Auckland, Shoreside Theatre is putting on a programme of plays titled, as you may expect – Shakespeare in the Park.
In this interview with Andrew Whiteside, theatre director and former school teacher Trevor Sharp – who is directing The Merchant of Venice for this year’s run discusses the season and also dispels the myth that the play is anti-semitic.
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More information on the 2022 Shakespeare in the Park season can be found here.
Shoreside Theatre Present:
AUCKLAND SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK 2022
The Merchant of Venice
Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by Trevor Sharp
– AND –
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by James Bell
Playing in repertory22 January – 19 February 2022
The PumpHouse Outdoor Amphitheatre at The PumpHouse Theatre
Killarney Park, 2A Manurere Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland
Tickets $22 – $27*
Children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult (limit 3 per purchase)
Bookings via The Pumphouse Theatre