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Othello (2003)

Performance Dates:

July 3, 5, 11, 13, 19, 24, 25, August 1, 3, 2003 @ 8pm

Plot Synopsis

Othello doesn't begin as a tragedy. Othello is a brave and noble soldier, he has a beautiful and loving wife, and he is being sent off to win an easy war and be a hero. What goes wrong? . . . Tragedy doesn't happen all at once. Little things become bigger things, become bigger things. People don't want tragedies to happen. When bad things happen, we try to fix them... It is the nature of classic tragedy that the same noble qualities that make a tragic hero a hero are the same qualities that cause his downfall. Othello has a supreme sense of justice. Once he believes that Desdemona is guilty, he feels it is his duty to kill her to maintain justice... Why does Shakespeare set this tale of a foreign island? Why does he frame this story with an occupation? What effect does such a tragedy have on a people who are occupied when the event is caused by the occupiers? An event such as this has an effect on one's whole community.

Time: Summer, 1574
Place: Venice, and the island of Cyprus


Roderigo Kevin Poole
Iago Stephen Quinn
Brabantio James Roberts
Servant to Brabantio Sarah Cohen
Othello Lorne White
Cassio J.J. Charlesworth
Attendant Dan Featherson
Duke of Venice Jackson Craft
Senators Aryeh Krause-Nadler
Wes Travis
Messenger Evan Johnson
Desdemona Katherine Pappa
Emilia Jana Wilhelmi
Attendant Augustina Fresques
Montano Jason Oler
Gentlement of Cyprus Arheh Krause-Nadler
Evan Johnson
Gypsies Gina Rivers
Aryeh Krause-Nadler
Cheryl Thomas
Augustina Fresquez
Midori Iwata
Sarah Cohen
Derek Tollefson
Clowns Orlana Klip
Megan O'Laughlin
Bianca Anna Marie Patterson
Lodovico Jackson Craft
Gratiano Wes Travis


Violin Dave Riggs
Drums James Roberts

Production Staff

Director Luther Hanson
Rehearsal Stage Manager Elizabeth Todd
Fight Choreographer David Harris
Choreographer Lori Ann DeLappe
Fight Captain James Roberts
Dance Captain Jana Wilhelmi
Scenic Design Steve Jones, et al
Lighting Design Ej Reinagel
Cosutme Design Nicole Sivell
Production Stage Manager David Harris
Technical Director Stephen Jones
Light Board Operator Trina Palmer
Sound Board Operator Michael Healey
Crew Melissa Langley
Wardrobe Maintenance Lenore Justman
Props Christine Nicholson
K. Crom Saunders
Carpenters Patrick Briggs
Casper Eichen
Head Stitcher Sarah Rowland
Staff Stitchers

Kira Graybill
Elizabeth Todd

Student Stitchers Marissa Mariscotti
Volunteer Stitchers Emily Davis
Orlana Klip
Melody Rosales
Dounglas Worley
John Crabtree
Victoria Mitchell
Jason Nott
Box Office Supervisor Anita Thomas
Box Office Cynthia Hawes
Tom Fearon
Megan O'Laughlin
Evan Johnson
Patrick Briggs
Sarah Rowland
Festival Operations Robert W. Gore
Festival Coordinators Luther Hanson
David Harris
House Managers Geoffrey Bardot
Gina Rivers
Poster/Postcard Design Nixa Schell
Photography Bruce Clark