Casting Announced for Guthrie's Othello

News   Casting Announced for Guthrie's Othello
Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Othello at the Guthrie Theater.
Lester Purry
Lester Purry

Lester Purry will star in the title role of the Shakespearean classic, which plays the Guthrie Lab, Nov. 1-Dec. 21. Guthrie Artistic Director Joe Dowling will helm the production, which also features Robert O. Berdahl (Cassio), Virginia S. Burke (Emilia), James Cada (Gratiano), Cheyenne Casebier (Desdemona), Sean Michael Dooley (Senator/Officer/Citizen of Cyprus), Nathaniel Fuller (Brabantio), Brian Goranson (Lodovico), Brian A. Grandison (Senator/Officer/Citizen of Cyprus), Shawn Hamilton (Montano), Ann Kim (Bianca), Bill McCallum (Iago), Peter Moore (Duke of Venice) and Kris L. Nelson (Roderigo). Social order, racial politics and personal ambitions collide in one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. Iago's obsessive jealousy causes Othello to question his devout wife's fidelity. The suspicion and innuendo eventually lead to rage and tragedy.

Tickets for Othello are available by calling the Guthrie box office at (612) 377-2224. The Guthrie Theater is located at 725 Vineland Place in Minneapolis, MN. Go to for more information.

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