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Thu, June 29, 2017

21:00 – 22:00

Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, ITALY

Witness four actors play over fifteen characters in this scrappy production of Shakespeare’s dark comedy. Originally staged in a Chelsea textile warehouse, this production of The Merchant of Venice confronts how “just” justice can be in a world rank with prejudice.

Featured Biographies

Peter Molesworth


Peter is thrilled to be back at La Pietra for his fifth summer. Recent stage credits include Smith Street Stage: The Tempest, Continuum Company: The Tempest, Cue for Passion, Collaborative: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stella Adler Studio: Tartuffe, Dark of the Moon. You can see Peter as Arthur Flan in Hostess on Funny or Die and as Berlin Wahl in Waiting for HONY. NYU ’15. Artistic Director of Cue for Passion Collaborative.

Costantine Malahias


Constantine Malahias is absolutely ecstatic to be returning to Villa La Pietra to perform once again! Many thanks to Peter and the villa for having him and to the wonderful country of Italy which he holds dear to his heart. Legend has it this is Constantine’s 15th of Shakespeare’s 36 plays. Credits include: Shakespeare in the Square: Comedy of Errors, Romeo & Juliet, Richard II, As You Like It, Lincoln Center: Macbeth. He recently filmed Hamlet in the Golden Vale in Tipperary, Ireland.  

Madeleine Mahoney


Madeline Mahoney is a NYC and Boston-based actor, and is so grateful to be making her international debut with this tiny and terrific cast! NYC credits include Neighborhood 3 (Dir. Joel Schumacher at The Flea Theater), Exposed Bone Workshop (The Loading Dock), and Merchant of Venice (CFPC). Madeline is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (Stella Adler, Stonestreet Studio for Film and TV), and The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Improv Training Program. More info at

Domenica Feraud


Domenica Feraud is thrilled to be working on The Merchant of Venice again (and picking up 3 additional roles has only made things more exciting!) She recently played Marcela in Hopping on Rooftops as part of the Labyrinth Barn Series. She graduated from NYU Tisch where she had the great pleasure of playing classic roles such as Lady Macbeth, Lady Olivia and Henriette in Moliere’s The Learned Ladies. Other credits include Val in Fen, Vivian in Skyscraper, and Lil in Kindertransport, directed by John Gould Rubin. Domenica is also a playwright, currently hard at work on the third draft of her first play, Rinse. Repeat