Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo ('Selma') stars in the title role opposite Daniel Craig's Iago in Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold. More…
An intense and intimate mounting of Shakespeare's famous play about a Moorish general who elopes with the daughter of a Venetian Senator, then falls prey to a vicious plot hatched by the man he trusts most. Performed in modern-day dress and set in a military barracks. Note: Tickets for this production are pretty much sold out.
See it if You want to see a few movie stars doing amazing stage work. Makes it seem as if doing Shakespeare is easy.
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or tragedies
See it if Great acting marred by instrusive direction. Slowly paced and key scenes set in darkness. At times Crag seemed bored but Oyelowo brilliant.
Don't see it if You like traditiional Shakespeare prodctions. The National Theater production with Rory Kinnear and Adrian Lester was far superior.
See it if you appreciate excellent acting by Craig & Oyelowo, a unique modern staging of the Shakespeare classic, muscular/physical production.
Don't see it if Shakespearean language confuses you, you don't like modern-dress & staging of classics, you cannot sit through 3 hrs and 10 minutes.
See it if You want to see two movie stars on stage
Don't see it if You like Shakespeare's plays to be staged " traditionally ". This production definitely is not.....
See it if you're fans of Oyelowo/Craig. They are more than star names, they really make this work. Oyelowo is a nuanced Othello. Fine acting by cast.
Don't see it if you really hate modernized versions of Shakespeare, even though this does work.
See it if you enjoy powerful intimate unique theatre w/ superb cast that holds your attention for 3hr show. don't have to be shakespeare fan to enjoy!
Don't see it if you like traditional theatre or absolutely hate shakespeare and don't have the attention span for an intense 3 hr production
See it if Powerful performances by the leads. Intimate venue, with compelling staging and lighting. Thought-provoking interpretations.Great ensemble.
Don't see it if Some familiarity with the play will be useful for context purposes. Worth seeing in a small, in-the-round theater like this one.
See it if You want to see a masterful, passionate and easy to understand Shakespeare, which feels naturally contemporary.
Don't see it if It's difficult to sit through a three hour performance, you don't care for Shakespeare and you don't want to see a masterful production
See it if Shakespeare's dramas move you like an earthquake when they're done well -- and this one is very well-done!
Don't see it if you dislike Shakespeare no matter how beautiful the production.
See it if Modern intense, claustrophobic staging of Othello. Great acting by Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo. This production was outstanding!
Don't see it if If you're claustrophobic you may have a hard time b/c first 10 minutes or so are completely done in the dark. It was a bit nerve racking.
See it if you love well-acted Shakespeare, thoughtfully directed, and creatively designed.
Don't see it if you have a hard time sitting in comfortable seats for a long time or Shakespeare just isn't your thing.
See it if you want to see two superb actors at the top of their game and are thrilled by powerful staging. If you can snag a ticket, don't miss it!
Don't see it if you can't abide by nontraditional staging of Shakespeare.
See it if You can. The Iraq-era military setting somehow underscores the violence and raw emotion of the play. Terrific acting enlivens the dialogue.
Don't see it if You don't like modern staging of classics. The set and seating are bare-bones. Seats can be brutal after 3 hrs and 10 mins.
See it if You want to see a brilliant Othello (Oyelowo), innovative staging, and an immersive experience.
Don't see it if you get uncomfortable sitting for three plus hours. The show is intense and well-acted but drags at times.
See it if you are a fan of the play and want to see it with dynamic actors in a somewhat contemporary setting.
Don't see it if you are impatient with seeing a Shakespearean play that you might not be able to pick up the meaning of everything being said.
See it if Wanting to be mesmerized by Shakespeare! This company presents Othello in a way I never thought possible. All star cast; knockout performanc
Don't see it if You have no patience for Shakespeare, Even those who are unfamiliar with the language will understand because of the direction and clarity.
See it if you don't need massive sets or spectacle and can get carried away by masterful material performed by talent artists
Don't see it if you're expecting fancy production values to accompany the high-wattage star talent.
See it if You appreciate full-length Shakespeare acted beautifully with depth of character. You like Shakespeare in contemporary dress and settings.
Don't see it if You like shorter versions of Shakespeare and don't like modern settings. Would rather see a new play.
See it if Daniel Craig & David Oyelowo are brilliant. Staging is very intimate. Directing is what I have come to expect from Sam Gold, just see it!!
Don't see it if You don't like modern setting of Shakespeare. Want a comfortable seat, the seats work with the staging but they need more cushioning.