Shakespeare's Othello is a tale of jealousy, passion and deception. And two very different versions of the story are playing on stages in Kansas City.
Kansas City, MO – The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival's Othello, June 17 - July 6, 2008 at Southmoreland Park. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Sidonie Garrett. In the cast: Damon Gupton as Othello; Cassandra Schwanke as Desdemona; Bruce Roach as Iago; Jan Rogge as Emilia; John Wilson as Cassio; Robert Gibby Brand as Brabantio and Ledovico; Martin English as Montano; Dale Westgaard as the Duke of Venice; Peter Fopeano as Gratiano; Todd Carlton Lanker as Roderigo; Angela Cristantello as Bianca; and Jess Akin, Dan Hillaker, Benjamin A. Sansom, TJ Chasteen and Shaun Patrick Hennessy as guards, soldiers, senators and gentlemen.
Actors Theatre of Kansas City presents Desdemona, a play about a handkerchief, June 24 and 25 (previews), June 26 - July 20 in Room 119 of the UMKC Performing Arts Center. John Rensenhouse directs Ashley LaPine as Desdemona, Karen Errington as Emilia and Vanessa Severo as Bianca.
Download recent arts stories or subscribe to the KCUR Arts Podcast