Othello
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis
Chicago, IL 60637
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis
Chicago, IL 60637
Drama
Runs Apr 11May 02, 2021

Othello, the great Venetian general, unknowingly seals his fate when he fails to select his standard-bearer, Iago, for a military promotion. When his wife, Desdemona, is implicated in an affair, Othello is faced with a series of irreversible events that spell catastrophe for him and his country. Kelvin Roston, Jr. (Oedipus Rex, King Hedley II) returns to Court to star in this intimate new take on Shakespeare’s complex tragedy about jealousy, ego, and betrayal. Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and his team will rigorously interrogate how identity is constructed along personal, racial, and political lines.

 

A digital version will be available to stream for patrons who do not yet wish to attend in person.

by William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Charles Newell

Othello
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis
Chicago, IL 60637
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis
Chicago, IL 60637
Classic, Drama
Runs May 13Jun 13, 2021

Othello, the great Venetian general, unknowingly seals his fate when he fails to select his standard-bearer, Iago, for a military promotion. Implicating Othello’s wife, Desdemona, in an affair, Iago sets forth a series of irreversible events that spell catastrophe for Othello and his country. Kelvin Roston, Jr. and Timothy Edward Kane who sparred in Oedipus Rex return to Court to star in this intimate new take on Shakespeare’s tragedy about jealousy, ego, and betrayal. Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell combines Shakespeare’s words with exhilarating movement and elements of the 16th-century story by Cinthio that inspired Othello, crafting a production that physicalizes the poetry of the original text with raw immediacy.

by William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Charles Newell

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