Actors' Shakespeare Project presents Othello in association with Suffolk University from Sept. 26 through Oct. 25 at the Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St., Boston.
Shakespeare's drama serves up a searing and operatic tale of envy and manipulation, with Iago wreaking heartbreaking havoc on Othello and those around him while seducing the audience with his glee and gall.
The production is directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary.
Post-performance discussions with Suffolk faculty, performers, and key members of the production will take place as follows:
Sunday, Oct. 4: Military Bonds: The Dynamics of Friendship, Loyalty, and Advancement in the Ranks of Othello
"For 'Certes,' says he, 'I have already chosen my officer.'" —Iago, I.i
- Greg Fried, Philosophy Department Chair
- Johnnie McQuarley, Othello
- John Kuntz, Iago
- Ross MacDonald, Cassio
- Moderated by Bridget O'Leary, Director
Sunday, Oct.18: The Theatre of Othello
Join a conversation about this production of Othello and other productions over time.
- Robert Brustein, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Suffolk University
- Hosted by Allyn Burrows, Artistic Director, Actors' Shakespeare Project
Sunday, Oct. 25: The Women of Othello
"Let husbands know, their wives have sense like them." —Emilia, IV.iii
- Lisa Celovsky, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of English
- Bridget O'Leary, Director
- Elle Borders, Bianca & Montana
- Josephine Elwood, Desdemona
- Jennie Israel, Emilia
- Moderated by Mara Sidmore, Director of Education, Actors' Shakespeare Project