Othello
A.R.T. Season
November 23, 2001 to January 27, 2002

Othello, a brave general in the Venetian army, is stationed on the island of Cyprus with his young wife, Desdemona, and Iago, his apparently loyal ensign. When Othello overlooks him for promotion, the enraged Iago sets out to destroy his master's happiness, hinting that Desdemona has been unfaithful to him and planting the seeds of sexual jealousy in Othello's fertile imagination. Domestic in scale but seething with Mediterranean passion, Othello is the most intimate of Shakespeare's tragedies. Russian director Yuri Yeremin and A.R.T. resident director David Wheeler join forces to stage this riveting study of jealousy and revenge.

Creative team
by

William Shakespeare

Conceived by Yuri Yeremin
Directed by David Wheeler
Set design by Riccardo Hernandez
Costume design by Catherine Zuber
Lighting design by John Ambrosone
Sound design by David Remedios
Music composed by Samrat Chakrabarti
Othello, the Moor of Venice John Douglas Thompson
Desdemona, his wife Mirjana Jokovic
Michael Cassio, his lieutenant Benjamin Evett
Bianca, a coutesan, in love with Cassio Amber Alison
Iago, the Moor's Ensign Thomas Derrah
Emilia, Iago's wife Karen MacDonald
The Duke of Venice Richard Snee
Brabantio, Desdamona's father, a Senator Will LeBow
Lodovico, kinsman to Brabantio Jon Bernthal
Roderigo, a Venetian gentleman Ken Cheeseman
Montano, Governor of Cyprus Richard Snee
Gratiano, Brabantio's brother Will LeBow
Musicians Samrat Chakrabarti, Nick Niles, James Caran
Senators, Sailors, Gentleman Jon Bernthal, Ian Collett, Harry Crane, Philip Graeme, Michael Wheeler
   

 

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Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

 

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