Pittsburgh Public Theater’s 40th anniversary Season of Legends continues with William Shakespeare’s great drama, Othello. Directed by Ted Pappas, Othello runs April 16 – May 17, 2015 at the O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Pappas has set his fast-paced new production of Othello in mid-19th century Venice and Cyprus. He has assembled an extraordinary cast to tell this thrilling and timeless story of jealousy, betrayal, and heartbreak. In the title role is Teagle F. Bougere, who received great acclaim last season for his performance here in An Iliad. Making his Public Theater debut as Iago is Jeremy Kushnier, who appeared on Broadway in Jersey Boys, Rent, Footloose, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Returning to play Desdemona is Amanda Leigh Cobb, who was last seen at The Public as Sibyl in Private Lives.
Also returning as Desdemona’s father, Brabantio, is Edward James Hyland (Electra; Harry’s Friendly Service). Paul Terzenbach, who performed in Good People, play Cassio and Michael MacCauley, seen here last season in Noises Off, plays Montano.
Public Theater favorites include Daniel Krell as Lodovico, Larry John Meyers as Gratiano, and David Whalen as the Duke of Venice. The Public welcomes Christopher McFarland as Roderigo, Jessica Wortham as Emilia, Robin Abramson as Bianca. Also featured are Shaun Cameron Hall, Ross Kobelak, Joseph Martinez, Andrew William Miller, Garrett Storm, and Michael Sullivan.
The designers for Othello are James Noone (Scenery), Gabriel Berry (Costumes), Kirk Bookman (Lighting), and Zach Moore (Sound). Randy Kovitz is the Fight Director and Casting is by McCorkle Casting. Ruth E. Kramer is the Production Stage Manager and Caitlin Roper is the Assistant Stage Manager.
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