Match: Lit presents Shakespeare's iconic tragedy about a general driven to jealousy by an enemy posing as a trusted friend. More…
In war-touched Cyprus, the lives of six Venetian visitors
intersect and collide. Love, lust, prejudice, and jealousy provide the platform for a master manipulator who knows that words are the most
dangerous weapons of all.
"Match: Lit‘s production emphasizes the intimacy of the emotions that drive the story...Koivisto makes inventive use of space...Othello becomes a bit less fully dimensional in the second half, as the tragedy overwhelms him, while Clare Tyers’ Desdemona never quite matches the intense level of commitment her costars muster...Crisp pacing, lush acting, and intimate staging make this 'Othello' of the id a sharp, satisfyingly frightening vision of one of the foulest sides of human nature." Full Review
See it if you want to experience a terrific cast including a Roderigo who shows a stunningly well acted character arc that makes you want more.
Don't see it if you are annoyed by actors who only "act" their anger by talking through clenched teeth and throwing their shoulders back to weirdly posture.
See it if You like well acted, minimally staged Shakespeare. You an follow the fast paced emotionally intense Shakespearesn drama.
Don't see it if You are looking for light hearted entertainment. You want lavish sets or need comfortable chairs. Also, it's a fourth floor walk-up.
See it if You like a fresh production of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. Intimate production, clever and understandable.
Don't see it if You dislike intimate theatre. It's in a small space, in the round, only one row on each side. Also, if you are sensitive to suicide/murder.
See it if You like no-frills Shakespeare in a small setting. One row of seats in a square, under netting. Intense, serious production. Great acting.
Don't see it if You dislike Shakespeare, small theater, no set, no frills. Lots of steps to come up, but can call & take elevator. PS death, lies, bodices
See it if You are a Fan of Shakespeare & enjoy theatre in the round in a very intimate space Get there early if you need an elevator. 4th floor venue
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or a very small venue
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare and open minded with non traditional staging. Loved Iago. Couldn't stand the performer who played Othelo.
Don't see it if You feel uncomfortable in an intimate theatre setting
See it if you're a fan of Shakespeare, theater in the round, and getting up close and personal with the actors (your seat is level with the stage).
Don't see it if you're bothered by mood lighting, mood music (during act and scene breaks), or modern (rather than Elizabethan) costuming.
See it if a faithful, emotionally raw&physically intense Othello, stripped of costume or scenery with young, adept actors, crisply directed, interests
Don't see it if you don't like immersive theatre, or an unrelenting exploration of the basest aspects of human behavior, no justice in sight.
See it if you enjoy a faithful interpretation of the play, great acting, passionate delivery, and an intimate space in which actors constantly move.
Don't see it if you dislike Shakespearean tragedies or small productions.
See it if you want to see a straightforward production of one of Shakespeare's masterworks and for the great performance by the actor playing Iago
Don't see it if you don't like modern dress Shakespeare or plays staged with the audience on four sides of the action. Some scenes may be blocked from view
See it if You appreciate Shakespeare's words, although some of them mumbled by the moor.
Don't see it if You don't like theatre in the round or actor tension really bugs you.
See it if you like Shakespeare, Othello, and intimate, small productions where you are physically close to the cast.
Don't see it if you don't like Othello, Shakespeare, or small, close productions.
See it if You wanna see very strong performances by women.
Don't see it if You're interested in Othello for it's more uncomfortable aspects (misogyny, racism and their relation to intimate violence)
See it if you enjoy seeing Shakespeare staged, don't mind inexperienced actors, enjoy theater in the round, intimate setting, great fight choreography
Don't see it if you dislike lots of shouting, Shakespeare, or Shakespeare by actors who aren't good at it, dislike newbie acting, mediocre direction
See it if if you love Shakespeare and want to see three powerhouse women perform. It also has clever staging which works most of the time.
Don't see it if you don't want to listen to actors yelling most of their lines when they are angry. There is no build for the madness that ends up happening
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