July 25 – August 29, 2014
Thursdays – Sundays at 7:00pm
“Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice: then must you speak of one that lov’d not wisely but too well.”
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Dawn Monique Williams
For the first time, Shady Shakespeare will bring one of Shakespeare’s most complex and emotionally vivid tragedies to the stage with the story of Othello, a brave general who is revered, respected, but never truly accepted by the people of his adopted home. Enter the treacherous Iago, who exploits this state of otherness to distort Othello’s tender love for his young wife, Desdemona, and bring about his heart-rending destruction. Set in a Venice and Cyprus overflowing with all of the vibrant, clashing cultures of the Mediterranean, this production will hone in on all of the passion, betrayal, rage, devotion, and soul-crushing jealousy that have kept breathless audiences on the edge of their seats for over 400 years.
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