Shakespeare's Othello returns to DurbanCopy Dog Editorial Enterprises CC
Think Theatre’s acclaimed production is geared for secondary school learners studying Shakespeare’s classic tragedy as a set work.
Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Othello returns to the Playhouse Drama from 14 February to 12 March 2012, presented by Think Theatre in association with the Playhouse Company.
Directed by leading theatre luminary, Clare Mortimer, who is also an accomplished writer and experienced English teacher, the production offers a valuable learning aid for secondary school learners studying Shakespeare’s stage tragedy as a set work.
Schools performances of Othello are at 9am and 12pm daily, Mondays – Fridays, with a public performance on Thursday 29 February at 7pm. Tickets cost R45 (R70 for adults attending the public performance). Bookings are through the show’s producer, Margie Coppen, on 083 251 9412.
Farai Gwaze reprises his award-winning assumption of the title role, playing opposite Robyn MacHarry as Desdemona and Clinton Small as the villain of the piece, Iago, with Janna Ramos-Violante in the role of Iago’s wife, Emilia. Also featured again in the exceptionally high-powered cast are Michael Gritten, Libby Allen, Marc Kay, Adam Doré, Bryan Hiles, Rowan Bartlett and Darren King.
Playing to packed houses during its previous seasons, Think Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy has garnered ongoing critical acclaim. With its pivotal themes of racism, love, jealousy and betrayal, the play is perhaps more relevant to today’s audiences than ever before.
The reviews speak for themselves: “It was deeply gratifying to sit through a morning schools performance of Mortimer’s two-hour version of Shakespeare’s Othello and experience a packed audience of high school pupils displaying a genuine enthusiasm for the work, whooping with delight as performers took final bows.” – Billy Suter, The Mercury.
“If your child's school hasn't booked seats to see Think Theatre's production of Othello, then start lobbying them to do so now… a truly human story.. this production is well directed, well-paced and features some of the best actors in KwaZulu-Natal. Don't miss it.” – Estelle Sinkins, The Witness
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