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.
By Laura Spencer
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.
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