William Shakespeare's tragedy of jealousy and revenge.
Othello, a celebrated general, yet an outsider, defies social convention and marries Desdemona, a Venetian aristocrat. Enter Othello's most trusted lieutenant, the "honest" Iago, who nurses a vengeful hate for his commander. As Iago draws Othello and the audience into a spider web of half-truths, scandal is fueled families and friendships destroyed until a "trifle light as air" tragically unravels them all.
With poetry rivaling King Lear and with the psychological depth of Hamlet, Shakespeare constructs a highly charged tale of prejudice, revenge, and the destruction of innocence.
Content Advisory: Suitable for teens and adults, Othello contains onstage violence and sexual innuendo. Concerned parents and theater-goers may want to contact the Box Office for more information.
An Equity Member Project Code presentation directed by Kim Deskin.
Starring Michael Blum as Othello, Ann-Mari Bryant as Desdemona, Rik Deskin* as Iago, Eleanor Moseley* as Emilia, Eric Newman* as Roderigo, Scott Maddock as Brabantio, Corey Lynn Atencio as Bianca, Jeff Allen Pierce*, Mary Murfin Bailey, Brandon Marino and Alexa Oo!
Sound Design by David Torres.
Costume Design by Holly Forbis.
Scenic Design by Tyrone Brown.
Lighting Design by Judy Walcott.
Fight Design by Gavin Sakae Mclean.
Stage Management by Alyson Sundal.
Assistant Stage Management by Richard Deskin.
April 27-28 are all Previews. Opening night is on May 2.
$12-$25. Our pricing is Pay What You Can because if you can give more to help support our artists, then please pay the full price, but if not you can pay what you can.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Iago is having memory problems so he is on book through some of the play. We are sorry if this may offend some people. Despite this, it is a very thrilling play and it's worked into the design of the play.
This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Association Members' Project Code.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
Eclectic Theater (View)
Seattle, WA 98122