The Rogue Theatre
a masterpiece of love and jealousy
by William Shakespeare
Jealousy, revenge and a consuming passion--these emotions drive more than one character in Othello. What should have been a love story about overcoming adversity, becomes a heart-wrenching tragedy, when one man's glory as a leader becomes overshadowed by his inability to trust his instincts--and the fidelity of his wife. Unrivaled in its portrayal of jealousy, Othellocontains some of the most rapturous of Shakespeare's verse, as well as his most intriguing villain.
Othello is unique in the Shakespearean canon, in that it follows only one story line throughout the play. Mirroring the singular obsession of its main characters, the play brings to life some of Shakespeare's most complex personalities: the noble Moor, his devoted wife, her wise attendant, Othello's loyal lieutenant and, of course, Iago, who sets all these lives on a tragic collision course. This is an intriguing and fascinating journey of love and longing outpacing reason; a story of loving not wisely, but too well.
Director Cynthia Meier says: "There isn't another play by Shakespeare with this many fully drawn characters on stage together. These complex characters combined with the all-too-human emotions make Othello rich and deeply personal. And it's thrilling to offer this play in the intimacy of the Rogue Theatre. During the sword fights and the private scenes among the main characters, our audience will feel fully implicated in the drama."
- Othello previews on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:30 P.M.
- Opening Night is on Friday, April 30, 2010.
- Regular performances of Othello continue on Saturday, May 1 through Sunday, May 16, 2010.
- Curtain times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 P.M. and Sundays at 2:00 P.M.
- Musical pre-show begins at 7:15 P.M.
- Tickets are $24 and can be purchased online at TheRogueTheatre.org or by calling our box office at 520-551-2053.
- Thursdays, May 6 and May 13 are pay-what-you-will performances. Reservations are encouraged.
- Half-price student rush for remaining tickets begins 15 mintues before curtain with valid student ID.
The production sponsor for Othello is Paul Barby.
We've announced our 2010-2011 season!
From India to Norway to England to Italy, not to mention a fictitious island somewhere in the mind of William Shakespeare, we have some fascinating journeys ahead of us and invite you to be a part of them all.
Naga Mandala (The Cobra Play)
by Girish Karnad
September 9-26, 2010
by Henrik Ibsen
November 4-28, 2010
by William Shakespeare
January 6-23, 2011
by Harold Pinter
February 24-March 13, 2011
by Giovanni Boccaccio
translated and adapted by Patrick Baliani
April 28-May 15, 2011
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