• September 19, 2020 - December 31, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Stupid Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Sesame Street”

Join us for the virtual premiere on September 19th!


William’s Shakespeare’s, “The Merchant of Venice” gets a spectacularly goofy and educational twist! Puppets take the stage in this parody!

About this Event

William’s Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice gets a spectacularly goofy and educational twist! When Ernenzo makes his intentions to marry a human girl known, Bertsanio finds himself in search of a new best friend and roommate. In an effort to help, Elmonio visits the long tormented Osclar the Grouch to make a dangerous deal: a pound of his felt in exchange for 3000 ducks.


Full show will be posted on Otherworld Theatre’s YouTube Page, premiering Saturday, September 19th, 2020



Gaby Fernandez* as Elmonio Monster (Antonio)

Matt Keeley as Cookerino Monster (Salarino/Salanio)

Michaela Voit as Grovtiano Monster (Gratiano)

Bayley Pokorny as Ernenzo (Lorenzo)

Alex Albrecht as Bertsanio (Bassanio)

J.J. Smith as Big Birdo (Portia)

Carly Davis as Zoerissa (Nerissa)

Dylan Scheafer* as Osclar (Shylock)

Val Gerard Garcia as Snufflelupelot (Launcelet/Selario)

Katie Ruppert* as Jessica

And Kyle Burch as Frog Prince & Lamb Lord (Portia’s Suitors), Gossip Monster (Salanio), Kyle (Tubal), Count (Duke), Snufflelupelot’s Butt, William Shakespeare & The Waiter



Directed by Joshua Messick

Written by William Shakespeare, Fixed by Katie Ruppert

Technical Design by Dan Sonenberg & Katie Ruppert

Musical Composition & Parody Lyrics by J.J. Smith

Photography Direction by Bayley Pokorny

Puppet Coaching by Gaby Fernandez*


*Indicates Member of the Otherworld Theatre Artistic Team

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3914 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois, 60657