Court Theater expands OTHELLO due to popular demand

Due to popular demand, the Court Theater, under the continued management of Charles newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, extends the first show of its 2021/2022 Season, The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, in William Shakespeare. Specially designed for a smaller audience and co-directed by the artistic director Charles newell and Gabrielle Randle-Bent, Othello features Kelvin Roston Jr., in the titular role.

Othello now runs from October 8 to December 5, 2021 at the Court Theater, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Extension performances begin on November 26, 2021 and follow the regular Court Theater performance schedule. There are no performances on Wednesday or Thursday of Thanksgiving week.

Othello, the noble general, husband, scholar and traveler, fights for his life, his right to love and his position in society. When Othello’s closest confidant objects to his actions, their brotherhood is shattered, causing a series of tragic events for Othello and everyone around him. Co-directors Charles newell and Gabrielle Randle-Bent helm this theatrical examination of humanity and tragedy in the heavy and famous work of Shakespeare.

Using a stage design that puts the audience at the center of the action, this narrative explores how the complex notions of race, gender, and complicity at the heart of the play’s deadly events speak to a world on the brink of death. change.

In addition to the live performances, a digital version will be available for streaming on demand.

Othello is sponsored by Michael Charles Litt. In addition to Kelvin Roston, Jr. (Othello), Othello’s cast includes Sheldon Brown (Cassion), Amanda drinkall (Desdemona), Sean Fortunato (Brabantio / Montano), Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel (Emilie), Erik Hellman (Roderigo), Timothy Edward kane (Iago), Karissa murrell myers (Duke) and Darren Patin (Bianca).

The creative team includes Jean Culbert (stage design), Raquel Adorno and Gregory Graham (co-costume design), Keith parham (lighting design), André Pluess (sound design), Erin Kilmurray (movement) and Jocelyn Prince (dramaturgy). Erin albrecht is the production manager.

Individual tickets start at $ 46 and are available at the Court Theater box office (5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago), by calling (773) 753-4472 or online at

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