Othello is timeless in its portrayal of human passion, jealousy, naïveté and love, and mirroring issues of race, religion, and domestic violence. Shakespeare On Main Street will bring all this to the boiling point.


Shakespeare on Main Street set the play in 2012, amidst the political turmoil of the mid-East. This production used contemporary events as a mirror for Shakespeare’s dramatic medieval setting in which the famous Moor fought and loved. With its tumultuous battle between human strength and frailty, “Othello” pits a heroic soldier against the prejudices of his time, and reveals how jealousy and pride undo even profound greatness.  Under Gary Meitrott’s thrilling direction, this breakthrough version of “Othello” awakened deep personal awareness in both the players and the audience.