About This Show

Staged by leading Broadway and Chicago director Gary Griffin, this award-winning play chronicles the seldom-told, true story of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who challenged convention by taking the London stage as the first black Othello in 1833 — sending shockwaves through the city at a time when anti-abolition protesters rioted in the streets.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: December 1, 2017 Final Performance: January 21, 2018

Theatermania Review

| | December 14, 2017
Famed Shakespearean actor Ira Aldridge gets his due at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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