By William Shakespeare
Directed by Eric Ting


Sept 14–Oct 9  

Black. Muslim. Outsider. These are the labels Shakespeare’s most famous Moor has carried with him as he’s climbed the military ranks. Having survived battle after battle in faraway lands, Othello’s greatest tragedy lies in those closest to him: his trusted friend, his beloved wife—and himself. In his Cal Shakes directorial debut, artistic director, Eric Ting, will face our society’s fear of “the other” head on with this provocative investigation of Othello.

               

  • WHO'S WHO
  • Events
  • PHOTOS
  • PRESS
  • PROGRAM
  • INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Who's Who

CREATIVE TEAM
Director—Eric Ting
Scenic Designer—Nina Ball
Costume Designer—Alexae Visel
Lighting Designer—Russell Champa
Sound Designer—Brendan Aanes
Composer—Olive Mitra
Fight Director—Dave Maier
Stage Manager—Deirdre Rose Holland
Assistant Stage Manager—Chris Waters
Assistant Director—Denmo Ibrahim
Resident Dramaturg—Philippa Kelly

CAST
Matthew Baldiga—Roderigo, Messenger, First Gentleman
Aldo Billingslea—Othello
James Carpenter—Iago
Elizabeth Carter—Duke, Second Gentleman, Bianca
Julie Eccles—Emilia, Second Messenger
Lance Gardner—Cassio
Liz Sklar—Desdemona
Michael Storm—Brabantio, Montano, Lodovico

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Ellen & Joffa Dale
Maureen & Cal Knight
Craig & Kathy Moody
Shelly Osborne & Steve Tirrell
Jim & Nita Roethe
Jeannie Simpson
Sharon Simpson
Kate Stechschulte & David Cost
Jay Yamada

PRODUCERS
Erin Jaeb & Kevin Kelly, Marshall Kido, Nancy Olson, Michael & Virginia Ross, Barbara Sahm & Steve Winkel

ASSISTANT PRODUCERS
Valerie Barth & Peter Wiley, Nina & David Bond, Tina Brier & David Shapiro, Wai & Glenda Chang, Duke & Daisy Kiehn, Walter Moos & Susan Miller, Robert & Laura Sehr, Julie Simpson, Charles & Heidi Triay, Buddy & Jodi Warner

The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Events


FIRST LOOK
Get a First Look into our process the week before performances begin! Enjoy the groves on a Saturday evening, where Artistic Director Eric Ting will moderate a Q&A with our artists.

First Look: Saturday, September 10

PREVIEWS
Be part of the process by seeing Much Ado About Nothing before opening night at deeply discounted prices. The first preview of each show is a special Pay-What-You-Can Preview. Tickets are first-come, first-served, and available by calling the day of the show

Previews: Wednesday, September 14; Thursday, September 15; and Friday, September 16

OPENING NIGHT
Experience the excitement of the opening night performance and then mingle with the cast and creative team at a complimentary post-show party.

Opening Night: Saturday, September 17

MEET THE ARTISTS
This post-show discussion series provides an opportunity to discuss the plays with production cast members. The Meet the Artists series immediately follows select 4pm Sunday matinees and is free and open to the public.

Meet the Artists: Sunday, September 18 and Sunday October 2

OPEN-CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES
Cal Shakes is to continue to provide open captioning for patrons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing for all of our 2016 productions. Open captioning utilizes an unobtrusive screen at the front of the theater to display dialogue spoken during a performance. No special equipment is required by patrons; one can simply glance at the screen to read the text while watching the action on stage.

Open Captioning: Wednesday, September 21

CIVIC DIALOGUE
The construction of gender: The Impact of Toxic Masculinity in Society

This event will explore season-wide representations of manhood, the construction of masculinity in our society and the ways in which we can alternative forms of manhood that actively confront gender violence.

Civic Dialogue: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 4:30pm

INSIGHT MATINEES
Performances followed by a conversation with the dramaturg exploring the world of the play. InSight takes place in the Bruns Amphitheater immediately following the show and is free and open to the public.

Insight Matinee: Sunday, September 25

PHOTOS

PRODUCTION

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(seated L to R) Lance Gardner as Cassio and Liz Sklar as Desdemona; (standing L to R) James Carpenter as Iago and Aldo Billingslea as Othello in California Shakespeare Theater's production of OTHELLO, directed by Eric Ting; photo by Alessandra Mello..

Liz Sklar as Desdemona and Aldo Billingslea as Othello in California Shakespeare Theater's production of OTHELLO, directed by Eric Ting; photo by Alessandra Mello.

(foreground) James Carpenter as Iago and the cast in California Shakespeare Theater's production of OTHELLO, directed by Eric Ting; photo by Alessandra Mello.

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(L to R) Aldo Billingslea as Othello, James Carpenter as Iago, and Liz Sklar as Desdemona in California Shakespeare Theater's production of OTHELLO, directed by Eric Ting; photo by Alessandra Mello.

The cast of OTHELLO in California Shakespeare Theater's production of OTHELLO, directed by Eric Ting; photo by Alessandra Mello.

(foreground) James Carpenter as Iago and the cast in California Shakespeare Theater's production of OTHELLO, directed by Eric Ting; photo by Alessandra Mello.

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Liz Sklar as Desdemona and Aldo Billingslea as Othello in California Shakespeare Theater's production of OTHELLO, directed by Eric Ting; photo by Alessandra Mello.

(foreground, L to R) Julie Eccles as Emilia and James Carpenter as Iago, (background) Aldo Billingslea as Othello in California Shakespeare Theater's production of OTHELLO, directed by Eric Ting; photo by Alessandra Mello

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(seated L to R) Liz Sklar as Desdemona, Aldo Billingslea as Othello, and Elizabeth Carter as the Duke; (standing L to R) James Carpenter as Iago and Lance Gardner as Cassio in California Shakespeare Theater's production of OTHELLO, directed by Eric Ting; photo by Alessandra Mello.

(L to R) Julie Eccles as Emilia, Liz Sklar as Desdemona, and Elizabeth Carter as Bianca in California Shakespeare Theater's production of OTHELLO, directed by Eric Ting; photo by Alessandra Mello.

Aldo Billingslea as Othello and Liz Sklar as Desdemona in California Shakespeare Theater's production of OTHELLO, directed by Eric Ting; photo by Alessandra Mello.

PRESS ABOUT OTHELLO

Coming Soon

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

We believe in opening young minds to the power and magic of live theater. However, we understand that not every production may be appropriate for every child or family, as we frequently address mature issues, ideas, and themes. We are happy to speak with you further about the content and/or artistic expression of any of our productions to aid you in determining whether it is suitable for your children.

Children under four are not permitted in the Amphitheater as a courtesy to our patrons and artists.

This performance includes depictions and descriptions of violence, including a loud gunshot near the end of the play.