First Folio Theatre chases what matters
The project includes staged readings of a number of variations and comments on Merchant, including the National Jewish Theatre's staging of Shylock and His Daughter by Maurice Schwartz; Teatro Vista's The Merchant of Santa Fe by Ramon Flores and Lynn Butler; Signal Ensemble doing The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe; and a reprise reading of the acclaimed Merchant on Venice by Shishir Kurup from Silk Road Rising (formerly Silk Road Theatre Project).
Naturally, such an ambitious project requires $$$$$, and First Folio hopes to separate Chase Community Giving from $25,000 for providing such a fine example of artistic collaboration. To do so requires persuading its supporters (and, presumably, those of its four collaborators) to flood--not to say stuff!--the ballot box in the remaining week of Facebook voting. (Voting closes November 22.)
It's all very well to be snobby and disapproving about popularity-contest charity, and about corporate marketing stunts masquerading as charity (and I am); but if you share my disdain for the process, just hold your nose while you vote to secure resources for a more-than-worthy cause (or five).