Othello has been called Shakespeare's "most intimate" tragedy. Its realm is not of great kingdoms lost and won, nor of courtly politics. It is the marriage bed and not the throne that rivets our attention. Othello aspires to belong to Desdemona's world and instead becomes victim to its bigotry and his own monstrous terrors. Marti Maraden returns to CST, where she directed the critically acclaimed Much Ado About Nothing.