About This Show

Fresh from Shakespeare’s Globe and Royal Shakespeare Company, renowned British director Jonathan Munby returns to Chicago to stage Shakespeare’s most intimate tragedy. In a black and white world, Othello and Desdemona fall in love, but the distinguished commander knows no maneuvers for the affairs of the heart. A stranger in a strange land, he falls under Iago’s spell, mistaking a lethal enemy for his closest ally. Here, Shakespeare excavates the most elemental of human emotions: the all-consuming passion of love—and jealousy, featuring James Vincent Meredith in the title role.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: February 18, 2016 Final Performance: April 10, 2016

Theatermania Review

| | March 2, 2016
British director Jonathan Munby brings Shakespeare’s tale of monstrous jealousy to Navy Pier.

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