*SOLD OUT* Othello
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Jane F. Cox
Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m.
*Limited On Stage Seating*
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Get ready to see Othello as you’ve never seen HER before…that’s right, HER! This contemporary adaptation finds Shakespeare’s characters transported to modern day while retaining the eloquence and vitality of the bard’s original text.
Othello is a successful Black woman who has everything: power, respect, and the love of her fair Desdemona – not to mention the contempt of the cunning, back stabbing, ladder-climbing, lago. Threatened by, and resentful of the power couple’s happiness, lago preys on Othello’s insecurities—using insidious race, class, gender and sexual warfare to poison Othello’s mind and convince her that Desdemona’s devotion is fleeting and false.
This powerful tale of prejudice, inequity, discrimination, and jealousy is full of wit and action, and a few surprises as well. So, come see the show you’ve known for all these years in a whole new light…
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency
Meet the Cast
and Directed by Jane F. Cox
Nekia "Kiaa" DriverOthello
Dylan Oak BalesRoderigo
Assistant Stage Manageru/s Lodovico