Edward M. Barker
Edward M. Barker
Casting has been announced for New Repertory Theatre's tour of William Shakespeare's classic revenge tragedy Othello. The tour will travel to over 20 Boston area schools and reach over 8,000 students, from November 3 to December 12. On Monday, November 10, at 7:30pm, New Rep On Tour will have a public performance of Othello in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts.

In the play, trust and friendship are put to the test as Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, is lied to by his best friend Iago about the fidelity of Desdemona, Othello's wife and the daughter of the Senator.

M. Bevin O'Gara will direct a cast that features Edward M. Barker (Othello), Courtney Bennet (Desdemona), Dan Roach (Iago), Marie Polizzano (Emilia/Roderigo), and Scott Sweatt (Cassio/Brabantio). The creative team will include Emily Nichols (set/properties), Rachel Padula Shufelt (costumes), and Angie Jepson (fight direction).

To book a tour or for more information, call 617-923-7060 x206, or e-mail tour@newrep.org.