Written at the height of Shakespeare’s creativity, Othello explores the tragedy of a love destroyed by jealousy. Provoked by the treacherous Iago’s lies, Othello begins to mistrust his loyal bride, Desdemona. As his suspicions rise, Othello collapses under the weight of his self-doubt, eventually destroying his once-happy marriage. With poetry rivaling King Lear and with the psychological depth of Hamlet, Shakespeare constructs a highly charged tale of prejudice, revenge and the destruction of innocence. Artistic Director Michael Kahn directs, with Avery Brooks as Othello and Patrick Page as Iago.

! Kahn’s penetrating direction reels you in. It’s so fresh, you feel you are hearing and seeing Shakespeare’s drama for the first time.”
Susan Davidson, The Washingtonian

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Aug 30, 2005 - Oct 30, 2005

Klein Theatreby William Shakespeare

directed by Michael Kahn
This production is made possible in part through the generous support of Doug and Lurita Doan.

Media Partner: The Washingtonian
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