2 In The Show, The Past Goes Back With Contemporary Blackness In Mind

Last weekend, I set out eagerly to see two new productions that prominently center Blackness: director Arin Arbus’s “Shakespeare”.Venetian merchant” and “Black No More,” a new musical with a creative team inspired by a 1931 satirical novel about race in America. “The Merchant of Venice,” a New Audience Theater production at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center …