By William Shakespeare
Directed by Chris Abraham
August 4 to October 19
Opens August 14
Approximate running time:
2 hrs 54 min, including one interval
About the Play
The valiant exploits of the Moorish general Othello have earned him the gratitude of the Venetian state he serves – and the love of Desdemona, who defies social convention and her father’s will to marry him. But Othello’s ensign, Iago, harbours a secret resentment – and during a mission to Cyprus, he plants the seeds that will destroy Othello’s love.
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Of most interest to audiences aged 12 and up. The story hinges upon unjustified suspicions of sexual infidelity and involves some violence, but this is not expected to be unduly graphic.
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