THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
This uncompromising and dark production explores the tense relationship and prejudices between those who have and those who don't. Dark in its humour and bawdy in its romantic hijinks, Bell Shakespeare's production of The Merchant Of Venice will take audiences on a journey of love, mercy and justice. DETAILS: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA, August 9 to 12. Tickets from $25 at www.ticketek.com.au. EVENT
ECU/WAAPA OPEN DAY Take a tour behind the scenes of WAAPA and explore facilities and meet lecturers at ECU'S Open Day. See international comedy hypnotist Matthew Hale in action and there will be appearances by Perth Wildcats and Sand Sculpture WA, plus a food truck zone. DETAILS: WAAPA and ECU Mt Lawley campus Bradford St, 10am-3pm, Sunday, August 13.