Friday, April 25, 2014


By William Shakespeare


  • Location: Keck Theater
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Price: $10-15
  • Sponsor: Theater

Marc Campos

Othello is Shakespeare’s remarkable domestic tragedy. Almost a chamber play, against the background of the tumult of Venetian trade wars, Othello follows five characters trapped inside the violent revenge fantasy of theater’s most chilling psychopath. At the heart of his play, Shakespeare retells the Italian writer Cinthio’s story of African Othello, the great general of Venice, driven mad with jealousy at the hands of his trusted officer, Iago. It is a uniquely powerful and moving experience as we watch the most improbable, and simultaneously hopeful, love story—of winter and spring, black and white—disintegrate before us in the hands of what Coleridge called “motiveless malignity.”

Directed by John Bouchard
Original music by Allison Johnson
Scenic Design by Aubree Cedillo
Lighting Design by Susan Gratch and Adam Roy '16
Costume Design by Tom Slotten

Othello also performs April 17-19 and 25-26 at 7:30 p.m.; April 27 at 2 p.m.; and May 17 at 8:30 p.m.

Director John Bouchard will give a talk following the April 18 performance.