About This Show

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

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: August 24, 2003 Final Performance: September 14, 2003

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