“For she had eyes and chose me.” — William Shakespeare
This classic tale of identity, bigotry, and deceit is examined with contemporary clarity, combining Shakespeare’s language with modern clothing to transform the drama into a powerful story for America today.
Othello is a celebrated general returning home from the wars, but his dark skin and foreign origin inspire hatred from several people, especially the man he trusts most: Lago. As Lago twists Othello’s love for his wife Desdemona, everyone becomes pawns in Iago’s devious plots.
Directed by Jason King Jones
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National Players is a program of Olney Theatre Center and is made possible by support from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Maryland State Department of Education, and the Maryland State Arts Council.