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Set in D.C. during the post-war Reconstruction period, Aaron Posner’s new play puts race front and center in a twist on Shakespeare’s most problematic play, “The Merchant of Venice.” Posner’s “District Merchants” playfully but powerfully forces audiences to confront the racism and anti-Semitism its black and Jewish characters face daily. We speak with the playwright, lead actor and composer about the contemporary themes in a play whose origins and setting span centuries.
- Christylez Bacon Progressive hip-hop artist
- Aaron Posner Director, "District Merchants"
- Matthew Boston Actor, "District Merchants"
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