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Delacorte Theater

May 29 - June 24, 2018

This production runs 2 hours and 50 minutes, with 1 intermission.

Free tickets are available for every public performance. For information on how to access free tickets, see the Central Park, Digital Lottery, Borough Distribution, and at The Public boxes below.

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Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (JitneyThe Piano Lesson) returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a sumptuous new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

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Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Featuring Kevin Rico Angulo, Christopher Cassarino, Peter Jay Fernandez, Motell Foster, Andrew Hovelson, Chukwudi Iwuji, David KennerHeather Lind, Tim Nicolai, Flor De Liz PerezMiguel Perez, Lily Santiago, Thomas SchallCaroline Siewert, Corey Stoll, Babak TaftiAllen Tedder, Peter Van Wagner, and Alison Wright

Scenic Design by Rachel Hauck
Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Design by Jane Cox
Sound Design by Jessica Paz
Fight Direction by Thomas Schall
Movement Direction by Adesola Osakalumi
Music Composition by Derek Wieland

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