9th Annual Summer Shakespeare
(“Hamlet, “Romeo and Juliet” and other mainly lesser known works)
Mary A. Bird Matern & Jeff Schultz
Othello, the brilliant general, is admired and envied by his men and passionately in love with his beautiful young wife. But when he promotes the highborn Cassio over Iago, the die is cast. Enraged, Iago stealthily goes for the kill—lying, manipulating and finally convincing Othello that Desdemona has been unfaithful. Sexual jealousy, envy, misplaced pride and prejudice—this riveting tragedy smolders with timeless issues.