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Shylock at Instituto Allende

By Jesús Ibarra

Shylock, the successful solo show by Gareth Armstrong, comes to San Miguel de Allende played by Jorge Fink, a Mexican actor with an outstanding career that includes more than 50 plays, among them Luces de Bohemia by Valle-Inclán and Inherit the Wind by Lawrence and Lee. The author narrates, through Tubal, a character in The Merchant of Venice, the different highlights of Shylock, the controversial character created by William Shakespeare. Shylock is a fascinating, witty, and moving investigation of Shakespeare’s famous Jew, an intelligent insight into the Jewish question, and a hugely entertaining analysis of The Merchant of Venice from a Jewish perspective.

Shylock by Gareth Armstrong
Sat, Jun 20, 7pm
Instituto Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 22
Tickets 90 pesos

Jorge Fink has donated the show proceeds to support the University of León’s project to benefit the Casa Hogar Mexiquito. This includes the construction of a Gesell chamber to provide psychological assistance to children in the Casa Hogar, the creation of a museum, and the publishing of a book in honor of the founder of the house, Fray Jose de Guadalupe Mojica, which has the dual purpose of creating an income for Mexiquito and rescuing the figure of Father Mojica, who is already part of the history of San Miguel.

Shylock will be performed on Saturday, June 20, at 7pm at the auditorium of the Centro Cultural Allende (Instituto Allende), Ancha de San Antonio 22. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance the day of the show or at the University of León, on Plaza Cívica in San Miguel. The show is in Spanish.


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