Opened Sep 27, 2009
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The Public launches its 2009-2010 season with a contemporary production of Shakespeare's most passionate and spiritually-charged creation. Longtime artistic collaborators and Public Theater favorites John Ortiz and Philip Seymour Hoffman, are Othello and Iago, roles of fire and intensity in Shakespeare's globalized contest of deception, ambiguity and overpowering love. Peter Sellars, renowned for tearing through boundaries with his visionary stagings of the classics, explores the new prospects for hope in 21st-century America giving the play a modern resonance that raises a mirror to our culture's racial struggles and achievements, both darkened and illuminated by overwhelming personal and political yearning. Presented by The Public Theater and LAByrinth Theater Company in association with Wiener Festwochen and K15 Festival and by special arrangement with NYU Skirball Center.

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Sep 27, 2009
John Ortiz and Philip Seymour Hoffman deliver strong performances in Peter Sellars' otherwise ineffective staging of Shakespeare's beloved play. Read More

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