Cardinal Stage Company is proud to present The Merchant of Venice in collaboration with the IU College of Arts and Sciences’ Fall 2016: Beauty  Themester Info ►

The Merchant of Venice marks our eighth year participating in the College’s campus-wide Themester initiative. Previous collaborations include:

  • Of Mice and Men – Themester 2015: @Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet
  • The Birthday Feast – Themester 2014: Eat, Drink, Think: Food from Art to Science
  • Lord of the Flies – Themester 2013: Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World
  • To Kill A Mockingbird– Themester 2012: Good Behavior, Bad Behavior
  • All My Sons – Themester 2011: Making War, Making Peace
  • The Grapes of Wrath – Themester 2010: Sustain*ability
  • Inherit the Wind – Themester 2009: Evolution, Diversity, Change
For each production we are proud to host talkbacks with artists and experts. Programming has featured special collaborations with The Monroe County History Center, the Stone Age Institute, The Monroe County Public Library, Wonderlab, the IU Art Museum, and faculty from various departments from around the university campus.
Themester productions feature special student matinee performances.  Teachers who are interested in bringing their classes to the show or for information about Cardinal’s educational outreach should contact Heidi Harmon at


Danny Goldring, I. James Torrey, McCarry Reynolds, Patrick Reutschlin, Mike Brewington and Tomas Thompson in “Inherit the Wind”


Diane Kondrat (Ma Joad) and Dan Waller (Tom Joad) in “Grapes of Wrath”

Mike Price (Jim Casey) and Dan Waller (Tom Joad) in “Grapes of Wrath”