The Actors Company
916 N North Formosa Ave West Hollywood
Shakespeare’s classic tale of love, jealousy, betrayal and revenge gets a new look as Griot Theatre sets the tragedy in an East Asian dystopian future. In keeping with the company’s mission to provide opportunities to underrepresented artists, the entire production will not only be comprised of people of color, but will also feature women in key roles, including the notorious villain Iago. This bold and daring production of Othello examines the unique race relations between Blacks and Asians as well the inevitable blending of personal and professional relationships…as well as the consequences.
Thru - Oct 7, 2018
Show Type: Drama
Box Office: 323-463-4639
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Stage Raw - Somewhat Recommended
"...This is a barebones production that uses a few props, generic costuming, and the venue’s capacious floor as a stage. As with most, if not all comparably scaled productions, the onus falls heavily on the actors, and except for Lozano the acting is consistently patchy. El-Amin’s performance in the crucial role is decidedly uneven; little better is Hellquist, who at times seems to be merely speaking her lines, and fails to impart the requisite substance in essential moments."
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