Friendship and betrayal! Love and jealousy! Once Othello's most trusted confidant, Iago's envy-fueled passions unleash a betrayal with catastrophic results for Othello and his beloved bride Desdemona. Shakespeare's profound tragedy is an enduring story of race, love, envy, and repentance. This stripped-down retelling is a portrait of an unraveling mind within a society engulfing and destroying its very best.