A play exploring Shakespeare's Othello, race, and America. More…
Actor, writer and director Keith Hamilton Cobb answers the repeated call to play the role of Othello as he struggles to come to terms with his own bias, society's veiled racism, and Shakespeare’s misunderstood moor.
See it if informative, intelligent, dramatic theatrical work intrigues you. A performance I hope to see several times.
Don't see it if you are not interested in the complex and layered experiences of racial prejudice.
See it if if you want to be completely captivated by Cobb's magnificent and enlightening (almost) solo reflections on playing Othello today.
Don't see it if if you have no interest in racial stereotyping and the modern theater.
See it if you are ready for something intimate but brave, personal, unapologetic, funny and heartbreaking - all in one.
Don't see it if you can't handle the open and just anger of marginalized people. Also, if you only enjoy big productions.
See it if you are interesting in seeing a mind-challenging, verbally dense show of ideas and anguish. If you like highly charged performances.
Don't see it if you don't like getting bombarded and at times overwhelmed by a highly personal response to important and relevant social themes and issues.
Also The actor is highly attractive and magnetic.
See it if You like to see the challenge of a (almost) one man show! Can relate, sympathize or care about the Black mans experience and angst!
Don't see it if You do not want to confront social and profession realities of a Black man, and his emotions!
See it if Keith Hamilton Cobb has written and is acting in an amazing play - a play that asks important questions about race, casting actors - IT.
Don't see it if You want to sleep, feel happy, and think the musical ‘Whale of a Tale’ is the high point of Western Civilisation - you want onto WhatsApp.
See it if you are looking to see what it is like to be a minority, or if you are a minority then you get to hear an inspirational story.
Don't see it if the talk of racism triggers you, and or you are close minded.