Friday, February 26, 2010

SAT 2/27: RSVP for "Othello" Under the Garage

5pm to 6pm
"Othello": Open Rehearsal
at Downstairs at The Garage, 38 JFK St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

After more than 400 years since this play was created, it's great to see that we can appreciate a well-orchestrated tale of jealousy, racism, scheming, betrayal, more jealousy, even more betrayal, and murder. Iago must be one of the most conniving characters in literature. If you don't go see this production at Villa Victoria (3/10 thru 4/4), I recommend the BBC version with Bob Hoskins in this role.

(Shakespeare knew his stuff -- whoever he was...)

The Actors' Shakespeare Project is active with several productions annually, and it seems like they usually have one or two free events associated with each one. People are invited to a rehearsal that will probably begin with some comments from director Judy Braha, and there will be a talk-back session at the end. By the promotional photos, it looks like the setting has been moved to approximately present-day.

I swear I didn't know there was a performance space in the basement of the Garage until I saw that this company was performing last year. I assume it won't be too difficult to find.

When you RSVP, it might be a good idea to give your name and how many people may be joining you.

If you still want to talk more Othello, some people will head upstairs to John Harvard's.

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