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Seattle Shakespeare Company Announces Free Summer Series


Seattle Shakespeare Company's free Wooden O productions for this summer will be The Comedy of Errors and Othello. Both shows will start performances on July 9 and will perform in park venues throughout the region through August 9. (please see attached schedule). Two summer Shakespeare veterans will make their Wooden O directing debuts. Crystal Dawn Munkers will direct The Comedy of Errors and Reginald André Jackson will direct Othello.

"Sometimes the truth is right in front of our eyes, and yet we refuse to see it," said Artistic Director George Mount about the plays chosen for Wooden O this coming summer. "The nature of deception changes depending on how we view it. When it's unintentional the results can lead to the humor of mistaken identities like we see in The Comedy of Errors. Or deceit can be intentional like Iago's lies in Othello that lead to dire consequences. Now seems like a very good time to be aware of the deceptions out there and what our viewpoint is towards them."

Reginald André Jackson made his first Wooden O appearance in Othello in 2000 and has gone on to play the role several times with other organizations. This will be Jackson's first time directing Othello. Crystal Dawn Munkers appeared with Wooden O in 1996 in A Midsummer Night's Dream. A noted choreographer in town, she recently created the dance sequence for Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of The Rivals.

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