The Betsy Stage to Present OTHELLO: A KHORUS INE, 4/17-5/23

"OTHELLO: A Khorus Line" is the Betsy Stage's dedication to the Broadway musical and its evolution. Set in Greece, this "demi" musical asks us to consider what we lose if we don't ask questions.

The Betsy Stage presents "OTHELLO: A Khorus Line" April 17 through May 23 at 1133 S. Huron St. Denver, CO 80223. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays and, Thursday, May 14 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. All performances are FREE, donations are accepted. Reservations are required by email or calling 720-328-5294. More info at

The hapless demigod Iago returns from a long quest only to be denied his promotion. Furious, he makes a deal with Poseidon to destroy the gods on a journey of their own. There is a caveat. He may not lift a single weapon to affect his purpose. The Greek chorus narrates comments and even participates in this farcical comedy. Come on this journey and watch as a demigod gets the best of Mt. Olympus.

The cast includes Zach Brown (Iago), Jaycee Sanchez (Rodericus), Quinn Marchman (Cassius), Christopher Wells (Othello), Mallory Vining (Medusa), Patti Murtha (Valkyrie), Kaitlyn Althoff (Desdemona), John Franco (Voice of Poseidon), Matthew Davis (Grouchus), Kristin Foster (Chiccus), Kevin Lowry (Harpus), Shelby Lathrop (Eros), Taylor Hartman(Veritas) and Mary Cates (Liberatus).

The [innovative] Betsy Stage 2013 production of "Juliet & Romeo: The Panopticon" took place in an Orwellian environment under the watchful eye of panopticon cameras that followed citizens' every movement. In November 2013, The Betsy Stage adapted Shakespeare's "King Lear" and put his three favorite "working girls" to the test as he divided his kingdom in "The Travesty of Lear." A nightmare journey that starts as a model of innocence descends into destruction and despair for the painter "Beth" in their April 2014, all female adaptation, of "Macbeth" and in October of 2014 a family of gypsy performers and musicians told the tale of "Hamlet."

Beki Pineda of Get Boulder wrote, "If you want to have bragging rights for finding the newest and coolest acting company in town, get to their next production."

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