8 performances: All Wednesday evenings in July at 7 pm; Friday, July 6 at 7 pm; Sundays July 8, 15, and 22 at 7 PM. No rain dates.
Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice)
is a tragedy
by William Shakespeare
, believed to have been written in 1603. It is based on the story Un Capitano Moro
(“A Moorish Captain”) by Cinthio
, a disciple of Boccaccio
, first published in 1565. The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello
, a Moorish
general in the Venetian
army, and his unfaithful and embittered ensign
. Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife, Desdemona, has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant, Michael Cassio, when in reality it is all part of Iago’s scheme. The play explores enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance.
Tickets: $15 Adults, $13.50 Seniors/Members, $10 students and youth ages 6-18, Free ages 6 and under (please select the free ticket option for children six and under).