W. Jerome Stevenson has the look and the talent to bring Othello to life in Shakespeare in the Park’s next superb Shakespearean wonder: “The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice” directed by D. Lance Marsh. The Myriad Botanical Gardens Water Stage will be the perfect setting as these characters succumb to jealousy and manipulation. Lies, betrayal and impulsiveness contribute to the downfall of a man who lets fear control his thinking and passion control his soul.
In addition to Stevenson, Kevin Asselin is Iago with Sophie Moshofsky as the beautiful Desdemona. Emilia is played by Mandee Chapman Roach, Cassio is portrayed by Bryant Belknapp and Roderigo is portrayed by Robert Bowman. Rachel Spencer has the role of Bianca, Richard Roulliard is the Duke of Venice, Hal Kohlman is Brabantio and David Fletcher-Hall is Lodavico. With Ryan Schwartzman as Gratiano, Chancey Shillow as Montano, Tanner Hermann, Bear Lile, Dillon Horner, Kody Brown, Valerie Sharp and Carissa Carlson, Marsh has assembled an excellent cast.
“Othello” opens September 13 and will run through September 29 with 8:00pm performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Water Stage at the Myriad Botanical Gardens is at South Robinson Avenue and West Reno Avenue. For tickets contact Shakespeare in the Park at 405-236-3700 or online at www.OKLAHOMASHAKESPEARE.COM. Remember, rain is a blessing, so if any performances are rained out — rejoice and Shakespeare in the Park will honor the tickets for a later performance!