This Week At Eclectic Theater: Othello and Waiting For Jenkins Presents: Origin Story

Othello Poster

William Shakespeare’s tragedy of jealousy and revenge.

Othello, a celebrated general, yet an outsider, defies social convention and marries Desdemona, a Venetian aristocrat. Enter Othello’s most trusted lieutenant, the “honest” Iago, who nurses a vengeful hate for his commander. As Iago draws Othello and the audience into a spider web of half-truths, scandal is fueled  families and friendships destroyed  until a “trifle light as air” tragically unravels them all.

With poetry rivaling King Lear and with the psychological depth of Hamlet, Shakespeare constructs a highly charged tale of prejudice, revenge, and the destruction of innocence.

Content Advisory: Suitable for teens and adults, Othello contains onstage violence and sexual innuendo. Concerned parents and theater-goers may want to contact the Box Office for more information.

An Equity Member Project Code presentation directed by Kim Deskin.

Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.

Starring Michael Blum as Othello, Ann-Mari Bryant as Desdemona, Rik Deskin* as Iago, Eleanor Moseley* as Emilia, Eric Newman* as Roderigo, Scott Maddock as Brabantio, Corey Lynn Atencio as Bianca, Jeff Allen Pierce*, Mary Murfin Bailey, Brandon Marino and Alexa Oo!

Sound Design by David Torres.

Costume Design by Holly Forbis.

Scenic Design by Tyrone Brown.

Lighting Design by Judy Walcott.

Fight Design by Gavin Sakae Mclean.

Stage Management by Alyson Sundal.

Assistant Stage Management by Richard Deskin.

Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm, May 9-May 26.

$12-$25. Our pricing is Pay What You Can because if you can give more to help support our artists, then please pay the full price, but if not you can pay what you can.

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

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Waiting for Jenkins - Superhero

Waiting for Jenkins Presents: Origin Story

In association with the Eclectic Theater.

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? We don’t know yet. It’s improv! A new superhero will rise based on your suggestions each night. No reboots. No sequels. Just justice.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Eclectic Theater or by calling (206)679-3271 or online at Brown Paper Tickets . Saturday at 10:30pm (or slightly later due to Othello).

Waiting for Jenkins is a local improv troupe comprised of: Andrea Moro, Jodie Nathan, Joshua Mule, Rebecca Plett, Tim Harahan,and Sarah Scheller.

With special guests: __________________

Making it up…for justice.

More info and tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/366681!

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About eclectictheater

Eclectic Theater is a professional theatre company in Seattle, WA., dedicated to producing and presenting original, contemporary and classic works for the stage and screen. Plays, Improv, Stand-Up and Sketch Comedy and more! Eclectic Theater is powered by Shunpike. Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that fuel innovation in the arts by building productive partnerships, cultivating leadership and providing direct services to arts groups of all kinds. Learn more at www.shunpike.org.
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