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.
Scenic Designer—Nina Ball
Costume Designer—Alexae Visel
Lighting Designer—Russell Champa
Sound Designer—Brendan Aanes
Fight Director—Dave Maier
Stage Manager—Deirdre Rose Holland
Assistant Stage Manager—Chris Waters
Assistant Director—Denmo Ibrahim
Resident Dramaturg—Philippa Kelly
Matthew Baldiga—Roderigo, Messenger, First Gentleman
Elizabeth Carter—Duke, Second Gentleman, Bianca
Julie Eccles—Emilia, Second Messenger
Michael Storm—Brabantio, Montano, Lodovico
Ellen & Joffa Dale
Maureen & Cal Knight
Craig & Kathy Moody
Shelly Osborne & Steve Tirrell
Jim & Nita Roethe
Kate Stechschulte & David Cost
Erin Jaeb & Kevin Kelly, Marshall Kido, Nancy Olson, Michael & Virginia Ross, Barbara Sahm & Steve Winkel
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.