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Othello by William Shakespeare

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Thursday, April 20-Sunday, April 23 and Thursday, April 27-Sunday, April 30

Othello is set during the Ottoman–Venetian War (1570–1573). Othello is a Moorish military commander who was serving as a general of the Venetian army in defense of Cyprus against invasion by Ottoman Turks. He has recently married Desdemona, a beautiful and wealthy Venetian lady much younger than himself, against the wishes of her father. 

Othello appears to have everything – power, position, passion – but soon Iago begins to poison every part of Othello’s life though a campaign of malicious mind games, slowly decimating Othello's world. Underlying Shakespeare’s tragedy are tensions of class, gender and race which build to a crisis point as we watch Othello make choices based on mistruth and fueled by jealousy. 

Directed by Esme Allen.

For mature audiences.

Thursday, April 20-Saturday, April 22: 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 23: 2 pm
Thursday, April 27-Saturday, April 29: 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 30: 2 pm

Tickets are $15 general/$10 seniors/free for students with ID and under 18. 

Photo credit: Jessica Martineau '01      

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When 2:00pm
Sophia Gordon Center, North Campus
356 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Karen A Gahagan

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