By: William Shakespeare
SHAKESPEARE WITH A NON-TRADITIONAL CAST RETURNS!
Babes With Blades Theatre Company brings you the biennial production of BWBTC Shakespeare: productions which solely feature actors who identify as female, trans, and gender-nonconforming, providing the opportunity for audiences to perceive these classic stories through a new lens.
Now, we bring our take on the Bard’s classic tale of jealousy and manipulation.
About the Show
Othello is a brilliant general with the support of the Venetian government and an army behind him. But when he promotes Cassio over Iago, madness and jealousy take over as Iago slanders and schemes to destroy Othello utterly. Events spiral madly out of control as prejudice, pride, and paranoia all clash in one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies
1623 Howard St, Chicago, IL
|WHEN||April 11, 2019 – May 25, 2019|
and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
|PREVIEWS||April 11 – 19|
|PRESS OPENING||April 20, 2019 at 8:00pm|
|OPEN CAPTIONING||May 9 -12|
|CLOSING NIGHT||Saturday, May 25 at 8:00pm|
This production uses realistic staged violence in the telling of the story.
2 1/2 hours with intermission
Mignon McPherson Stewart
FIGHT DIRECTOR / INTIMACY DESIGNER
* Denotes BWBTC Ensemble Member
***Ticket sales end 3 hours before curtain. Seats may still be available even if it says no longer available.***
BWBTC will be collecting charity donations for Teen Living Program closing week of the run.
PLAYWRIGHT: William Shakespeare
DIRECTOR: Mignon McPherson Stewart
FIGHT DIRECTOR / INTIMACY DESIGNER: Samantha Kaufman*
CAST: Sarah Liz Bell (Desdemona), Deveon Bromby (u/s Othello), Brianna Buckley (Othello), Meredith Ernst (Cassio), Ashley Fox* (Aemilia), Kim Fukawa* (Montano), Kimberly Logan+ (Duke/Lodovico & u/s Iago), Michelle McKenzie-Voigt (Brabantio), Izis Mollinedo* (Ensemble & u/s Montano/Roderigo/Aemilia), Rachel Mock (Roderigo), Hilary Schwartz (Bianca), Mary Eliza Willingham (Ensemble & u/s Cassio/Desdemona/Duke), Kathrynne Wolf* (Iago)
STAFF: Samantha K. Barr* (Primary Production Manager), Libby Beyreis* (Tech Week Production Manager), Lauren Brady (Stage Manager), Lauren Valice (Assistant Stage Manager), Erin Gautille (Scenic Designer), Sarah Riffle (Lighting Designer), Leigh Barrett* (Sound Designer), Carlie Casas (Costume Designer), Lacie Hexom (Props Designer), Hayley Rice* (Dramaturge/Script Adaptor)
Press photos taken by: Steven Townshend.
Production photos by Joe Mazza/Brave Lux