The Merchant of Venice launches the 2017 season with flair!


"Every year, the opening production at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is something of a rite of summer in the state, and in that regard the season is off to a promising start with an excellent rendering of The Merchant of Venice. Robert Cuccioli directs with fine, sensitive insight, while a strong ensemble finds powerful grounding,"
- The Star-Ledger

"STNJ has assembled an outstanding cast that captures the humor, drama and controversy of The Merchant of Venice,"
- BroadwayWorld

"As always, the company's strength is in its ensemble. With more than 20 roles superbly performed and masterfully directed by Robert Cuccioli, this production is a jewel."
- Princeton Packet