The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre and Dance presents OTHELLO

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The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre and Dance presents OTHELLO

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Othello, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Dylan Key.

About the play: Othello, a Moorish general of the Venetian army, has just married the lovely Desdemona, but the conniving and envious soldier, Iago, is bitter at Othello for having been passed over for advancement. What follows is one of Shakespeare's most famous stories of deceit, revenge, and the tragic events that occur when the truth is manipulated for selfish means.

The preview for Othello is on February 21 at 7pm. The show runs February 23-24, February 28, and March 1-3 at 7:30pm, with a 2pm matinee on February 24. Performances are at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on UC San Diego's campus: 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA. For information about parking, please see the website.

Tickets are $20 for regular performances. Subscriptions and group rates are available. Student tickets are $10 for regular performances. Faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens discounts available as well. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at (858) 534-4574.

The cast features Deleon Dallas (Othello), Kyle Hester (Iago), Claire Roberson (Desdemona), Allyn Anthony Moriyon (Cassio), Brandon O'Sullivan (Brabantio), Max Singer (Roderigo), Nicole Javier (Emilia), Danielle Wineman (Bianca), Enrico Nassi (Duke), David Price (Lodovico), and Garrett Schulte (Montano).

The production staff includes Dylan Key (Director), Matthew Herman (Scenic Designer), Junior Bergman (Costume Designer), Minjoo Kim (Lighting Designer), Carren Zhongran Wang (Sound Designer), Will Jones (Dramaturg), Willie Mae Michiels (Production Stage Manager), Ursula Meyer (Vocal Coach), Eva Barnes (Vocal Coach), Jamie Newcomb (Fight Choreographer), Nicholas Rapp (Assistant Director), Masato Watanabe (Assistant Director), Layla Hanson (Assistant Scenic Designer), Dorottya Vincze (Assistant Costume Designer), Ally McGreevy (Assistant Costume Designer), Mextly Almeda (Assistant Lighting Designer), Stephen Jensen (Assistant Sound Designer), Nicholas Lambros Smith (Assistant Stage Manager), Sam Bedford (Production Assistant), Young Hyun Joo (Scenic Crew), Jingtao Lei (Scenic Crew), Abby Sherlock (Costume Crew), Ariana Mahallati (Costume Crew), Toshiaki Ono (Light Board Op), and Jane Alvarado (Sound Board Op).

About the playwright: William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

About the director: Dylan Key is a second-year MFA Directing student. His work has been seen at Undermain Theatre, Dallas Actor's Lab, Kitchen Dog Theater, the Dallas Museum of Art, and site-specific work throughout Dallas. He spent five years as the Artistic Associate for Undermain Theatre and co-founded Shakespeare in the Bar and TRIBE, for which he was named a 2016 Dallas Mastermind. He has trained with Anne Bogart and the Siti Company, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and the Living Word Project, and is an alumni of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.

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