Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Teagle F. Bougere, Jeremy Kushnier, Amanda Leigh Cobb, Edward James Hyland and More set for Pittsburgh Public Theater’s OTHELLO through May 17

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.

Edward James Hyland

Edward James Hyland

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.

  • Tuesdays at 7pm
  • Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm (Except April 29)
  • Saturday at 2pm (Except April 25). Also 2pm on Thursday, May 14
  • Sunday at 2 & 7pm (Except May 17, when the final performance is at 2pm)

Ticket prices:
Start at $23. Tickets for students and age 26 and younger are $15.75.
Discounts for groups of 10+ are available by contacting Katie Conaway at 412.316.1600 x704 or kconaway@ppt.org.
Call 412.316.1600 or Buy Online

O’Reilly Theater
621 Penn Ave | Pittsburgh, PA | 15222 | Directions
Phone: (412) 316-1600

cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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