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SPRING 2019: Othello2019-01-15T23:19:38+00:00

OTHELLO

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.

Black Hand holding a white handkerchief with a red flower on it

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

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), Savanna Rae (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), Sanja Manakoski (Costume Designer), Lacie Hexom (Props Designer), Hayley Rice* (Dramaturge/Script Adaptor)

*denotes BWBTC Ensemble member

***Ticket sales end 3 hours before curtain. Seats may still be available even if it says no longer available.***

WHERE Factory Theater
1623 Howard St, Chicago, IL
WHEN April 11, 2019 – May 25, 2019
SHOWTIMES Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
PREVIEWS April 11 – 18
PRESS OPENING April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
OPEN CAPTIONING May 9 -12
INDUSTRY NIGHT TBA
CLOSING NIGHT Saturday, May 25 at 8:00pm
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