Othello Begins Free Run in Boston Common July 28

News   Othello Begins Free Run in Boston Common July 28 Shakespeare's murderous tale of lust and power, Othello, starring Seth Gilliam and James Waterston, begins performances July 28 in Boston Common.
Seth Gilliam
Seth Gilliam

The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company annually stages a free, outdoor Shakespeare classic at the Parkman Bandstand. CSC founding artistic director Steven Male directs Othello, which runs through Aug. 15. Gilliam ("Oz," Richard III, Father Comes Home from the Wars) appears in the title role with Waterston ("Six Feet Under," As You Like It, Buffalo Gal) as Iago.

The cast also features Marianna Bassham (Desdemona), Dan Roach (Cassio), Adrianne Krstansky (Emilia), Jeremy Browne (Montano), McCaela Donovan (Bianca), Grayson Powell (Roderigo), Philippe Bowgen (Lodovico), John McGinnis (Duke), Arthur Barlas (Senator 1), Arthur Waldstein (Senator 2), Nicholas Crandall (Clown), Greg Coughlin and Terrell Sledge.

CSC describes the play as "a captivating story about the fall of a charismatic Moorish general through the betrayal of one of his most trusted soldiers. Set against a backdrop of war, Othello is a powerful story about love and jealousy that focuses on the passions and personal lives of its major figures."

Othello has scenic design by Patrick Lynch, costume design by David Reynoso, lighting design by Justin Townsend and sound design by David Remedios.

Othello will be presented Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM. For further information visit CommShakes.

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