PUBLIC SHOWS:
Oct. 3 | 6:00 PM

Oct. 7 | 7:00 PM

Oct. 15 | 6:00 PM

The Sun Theatre (Gothenburg)
Oct. 18 | 7:00 PM

Valentine High (Valentine)
Oct. 20 | 6:00 PM

Ainsworth High (Ainsworth)
Oct. 21 | 7:00 PM

Oct 23 | 5:15 PM
THE PROGRAM

Shakespeare On Tour introduces thousands of students to Shakespeare during the months of September and October, when we take Shakespeare's work into the classrooms and communities of Nebraska.


THE PLAY

Adapted from William Shakespeare’s playOthello is a theatrical composition, transporting us to the idyllic city state of Venice. Here, the Moorish general, Othello an accomplished hero in matters of war finds herself enjoying a new life of status surrounded by art, fashion, culture and the love of the noble-born Desdemonan. But Othello’s Ensign, Iago, envious of the elevation of her rival, Cassio, begins a campaign of lies and manipulation that spark a series of violent events and unforgivable acts.

 

A beautiful and complex tragedy, Othello investigates how arrogance, discrimination, and mistrust can dissolve the strongest bonds of love when the Moorish General Othello is made to believe that her new husband Desdemonan has been carrying on an affair with her Lieutenant Michael Cassio, when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of the bitter Iago.

 

With Othello, Desdemona, Iago, and other characters’ genders reversed, this production and accompanying post-show discussions will invite audiences to join conversations on gender inequality, racial privilege, and the outsider inside us all.



THE PLAYERS

CREATIVE TEAM
Ezra Colón  Director
Brendan Greene-Walsh  Scenic Designer
Lindsay Pape  Costume Designer
Sarah Lynn Brown  Sound Designer
Wesley A. Houston  Properties Master
Matthew R. Olsen  Fight Choreographer

CAST
Sam Cheeseman  Cassio
Hannah Clark  Brabantio, Gratiano
Katie Becker Colón  Iago
Roshni Desai  Othello
Anna Jordan  Roderiga, Bianca
Bianca Phipps  Emilia
Henry Ragan  Desdemonan
Shaan Sharma  Duke of Venice, Lodovico