With a December production of Othello, the Women's Shakespeare Company (WSC) continues its mission to give women the opportunity to play roles they are not usually able to play by presenting the Bard's works with all-female casts.
Sidney Fortner directs Shakespeare's classic tragedy of jealousy and revenge which runs Dec. 2 - 19 at The Trilogy Theater.
The WSC, which was founded by artistic director Kelly Ann Sharman, said this production is not about "issues of sexuality...the women will play male roles as men, just as men played women's roles in Elizabethan times."
WSC's cast for Othello includes Valerie Clayman, Christiania Cobean, Julie Dingman, Audrey Maeve, Rebekah Jacobs, Jennifer J. Joseph, Yvonne Marchese, Catherine McNelis, Andrea Miskow, Jessica Rodwick, Kelly Ann Sharman and Victoria Thompson.
Othello runs at the Trilogy Theater, 341 West 44th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues). Tickets are $12. Call (212)501-1986 for reservations and more information. -- By Murdoch McBride