Othello

March 08 - April 20, 2014 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage
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Jealousy, passion, ambition, betrayal – as only Shakespeare can tell it.


For the first time on the mainstage in nearly two decades, the Guthrie presents a bold new Othello for our audiences to feast upon. This classic Shakespeare tragedy is an astonishing epic of sweeping passions and murderous ambition – a thrilling meditation on the power of love and the destructiveness of suspicion, all triggered by one of literature’s most seductively manipulative villains: Iago. Directed by Tony and Drama Desk award nominee and Obie Award winner Marion McClinton, best-known for his Broadway and regional productions of August Wilson’s plays, this devastating story examines issues of cultural diversity, race and betrayal in what promises to be a profound night of theater you won’t soon forget.

Run time: 2 hours 55 minutes including one intermission

Cast

Brabantio
Raye Birk
               Duke of Venice David Anthony Brinkley
Cassio
John Catron
Bianca 
Sun Mee Chomet
     First Senator/First Gentleman
Bob Davis
Lodovico 
Nathaniel Fuller
                      Messenger Hugh Kennedy
Clown Kurt Kwan
Othello
Peter Macon
Desdemona
Tracey Maloney
Montano
Bill McCallum 
Roderigo
Kris L. Nelson
Gratiano/Second Gentleman
Peter Thomson
Emilia
Regina Marie Williams
Iago
Stephen Yoakam

Artistic Staff

Director
Marion McClinton
Set Designer
Marjorie Bradley Kellogg
Costume Designer
ESOSA
Lighting Designer
Michael Wangen
Sound Designer
Scott W. Edwards
Dramaturg
Carla Steen
 Voice and Language Consultant
Evamarii Johnson
 Movement
Marcela Lorca 
 Fight Director
Heidi Batz Rogers
Stage Manager
Chris A. Code
Assistant Stage Manager
Tree O'Halloran
 Assistant Director
E.G. Bailey

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production photos by Joan Marcus

Listen

MPR: Director Marion McClinton talks about the specific challenges of directing Othello

Watch

Curiocity on WCCO: Minnesota actor Peter Macon returns home for Othello
KARE 11: Peter Macon discusses playing the iconic title role and how he continues to learn from the play

Read

features

Pioneer Press: The three women in male-centric Othello talk about the state of the stage
Star Tribune
: Peter Macon returns to Minneapolis to play Othello at the Guthrie
Vita.mn: Guthrie tabs "Project Runway" designer for Othello
BroadwayWorld.com: Sassy Cassio: Getting to Know Othello's John Catron

reviews

StarTribune: 'Othello' ripples in imagery, passion
CityPages: Othello: Giants wage war on Guthrie stage
Insight News: Actors shine in Guthrie's production of 'Othello'

Sponsored by

Shakespeare in American CommunitiesThe Guthrie Theater's production is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.