Island Shakespeare Festival, 5476 Maxwelton Rd, Langley —
Love, envy, and innuendo drive the central conflicts in this iconic tragedy. Othello examines our vulnerability to both sides of manipulation, and the devastating outcomes possible when we become infected by falsehoods and prejudice. Rumor and jealousy become all-consuming and mind-altering emotions that lead to actions with irrevocable consequences. With these troubling and timely themes, this one is best suited for mature audiences.
We’re thrilled to announce that Terri McMahon has joined the team to direct Othello. Recent directing credits include Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Santa Cruz Shakespeare), Macbeth (Arabian Shakespeare Festival), and Love’s Labors Lost(University of Utah).
ISF performances are “Pay what you Will” to attend! We “pass the hat” after performances and encourage donations. We do not sell tickets. This means that seating is festival-style, and we do sometimes fill to capacity before the play begins.
You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy before and during the show. We also have concessions that can be purchased on site. We are required by state law to prohibit patrons from bringing their own alcoholic beverages for consumption before, during, or after our performances. This policy is strictly enforced. Wine and beer are available for purchase in our lobby.
Visitors are encouraged to bring layers and blankets – as the summer days get shorter, it can get chilly when the sun starts to set. You’re also welcome to bring a seat cushion! You do not need to bring your own chair.
Go to www.islandshakespearefest.org for information.