Experience Shakespeare at his most taut and tense as we pit two of the best actors in the Bay Area against each other in psychological single combat. Don’t miss Aldo Billingslea as Othello and Craig Marker as Iago on our intimate stage.
The mercenary Moor Othello, general of the Venetian armies, has just married Desdemona, daughter of a powerful senator. But their delight cannot last long. The villain Iago will see to that. He is jealous for having been passed over for promotion by Othello in favor of the untested gentleman soldier Michael Cassio. He will stop at nothing until he uses Desdemona to destroy the two men he hates.
With 19 Shakespeare productions under his belt, Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis (2010 San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award winner for best director) helms this timeless, tragic tale of love, deceit, jealousy and murder.
LENGTH OF SHOW
Two hours 45 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.
MTC’s production of OTHELLO, THE MOOR OF VENICE is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest.
- Rinabeth Apostol* Bianca; Venetian soldier
- Aldo Billingslea* Othello
- Dan Hiatt* Brabantio; Cypriate soldier
- Mairin Lee* Desdemona
- Khris Lewin* Duke of Venice; Montano; Lodovico
- Craig Marker* Iago
- Nicholas Pelczar* Rodorigo
- Patrick Russell* Cassio
- Liz Sklar* Aemilia; Venetian senator
* Denotes member of Actors Equity Association