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Lies. Betrayal. Murder. Suicide. Othello is an African man in a European society, a Muslim in a Christian world. He is feared and respected as Venice's foremost general in the army. But when he marries a white woman, he steps over the line. Fueled by racism, ambition, and rage, his trusted friend Iago manipulates him into suspecting that his new wife has been unfaithful. Othello's suspicion, stoked skillfully by Iago, bubbles over into murder and suicide, destroying the lives of everyone involved. Scott Cargle directs for the Shakespeare Project in parks throughout New York City. Dates and Venues: Thursday, August 14 Riverbank State Park, Harlem Take 1 or 9 train to 145th Street Friday, August 15 Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem Between 117th and 121st Street (6th & 7th Avenues) Take the 2 or 3 train to 125th Street Saturday, August 16-Sunday, August 17 Morningside Park, Harlem West 123rd Street & Morningside Avenue Take the A, B, C, D, 1, 9 train to 125th Street Thursday, August 21-Sunday August 24 Battery Park City, Manhattan Jefferson Park at Chambers Street & West Side Highway Take the A, C, E train to Chambers Street Thursday, August 28-Friday, August 29 Sakura Park, Morningside Heights, Manhattan West 121st Street & Riverside Drive Take the 1 or 9 train to 125th Street Saturday, August 30-Sunday, August 31 Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island 1000 Richmond Terrace Take the N or R train to South Ferry. From the ferry terminal take the S40 bus to Snug Harbor Thursday, September 4-Friday, September 5 Fort Greene Park, Fort Greene, Brooklyn DeKalb Avenue & Cumberland Street Take the D, M, Q, N, R train to DeKalb Avenue Saturday, September 6-Sunday, September 7 Fort Tryon Park, Washington Heights, Manhattan The Cafe Lawn, just south of the Cloisters Take the A, 1, or 9 train to West 190th Street stop in Manhattan Monday, September 8 Sunset Park, Sunset Park, Brooklyn 41st Street & 5th Avenue Take the W, M, N, R to 45th Street Friday, September 12 El Jardin Cultural Garden, East Village 6th Street and Avenue C Take the F to 2nd Avenue or the 6 to Bleecker or the L to 1st Avenue Saturday, September 13 Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx Van Cortlandt Mansion at West 242nd Street & Broadway Take the 1 or 9 train to 242nd Street Sunday, September 14 Socrates Sculpture Garden, Astoria, Queens Vernon Blvd. & Broadway N or W train to the Broadway stop in Queens, walk 8 blocks on Broadway toward the East River

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