Othello Opens 2009 Bard on the Beach

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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival opens its 20th Anniversary Season with the powerful tragedy Othello enjoying its first-ever staging at the Festival. It runs Tuesdays to Sundays in the 520-seat open-ended Mainstage tent in Vanier Park from May 28 to September 25, 2009.

One of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies, Othello reveals how jealousy, prejudice, deceit and betrayal can drive innocent love to tragedy. Angry that the noble moor Othello has promoted inexperienced Cassio instead of him, Iago sets out to exact revenge. In a dazzling display of villainy, Iago convinces Othello that his new bride Desdemona has been unfaithful with Cassio, driving Othello to rage, madness and murder.

Othello opens June 4th with previews May 28th through June 2nd and runs in repertory with The Comedy of Errors beginning June 10th.

Tickets are $34 (evenings); $18 to $28.50 (previews/matinees). Order on-site, by phone at 604-739-0559, or on-line at http://www.bardonthebeach.org.

Michael Blake as Othello.  Photo David Cooper
Michael Blake as Othello. Photo by David Cooper.

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