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 prefer to be fully absorbed by great acting, direction in a unique, intimate setting of a classical tragedy.
Don't see it if You prefer more traditional staging of a classical play
See it if You love modern interpretations of Shakespeare... masterful acting.... and intimate staging.
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare .... or can't appreciate the art of true theater.
See it if You're a lover of Shakespeare and modernized adaptations. Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo star in it and they put on an awfully glorious show
Don't see it if You don't get Shakespeare or are a Bard purist. The play is about 3 hours long but it amazingly kept my attention throughout.
See it if You like Hip-Hop
Don't see it if You don't like being blinded a regular intervals by various combinations of strobe nights or don't like rapping.
See it if you enjoy Shakespeare at its most intense and thought-provoking, appreciate phenomenal actors who put their heart and soul into their work
Don't see it if you are not a fan of Shakespeare's work, do not like his plays put in a modern setting or squeamish about the subject matter
See it if you're a fan of Daniel Craig or David Oyelowo--both had stand out, impassioned performances. Or if you've never seen Othello before.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of long plays or don't like following the exact Shakespearean dialogue.
See it if You like very intense (but great) acting, a somewhat modern adaptation of Othello
Don't see it if you don't like drawn out, very long, shows
See it if you like Shakespeare or well acted plays (and if you can get a ticket!). See it if you DON'T like Shakespeare, as this play could help that.
Don't see it if Gun shots and violence on stage scare you.
See it if you are interested in well-designed, directed, and envisioned Shakespeare with strong acting choices.
Don't see it if you want nuance in your Shakespeare, character work tends to skim the surface. You also will want to have an interest in classical texts.
See it if you're interested in incredible acting bring Shakespearean characters to life, with Oyelowo's breakdown as the Moor and Craig's superb Iago.
Don't see it if incorporating modern song into Shakespeare or a semi-modern setting for Shakespeare is off-putting.
See it if You like Shakesperean language in a modern setting and can sit for 3 1/2 hours in seats with straight backs.
Don't see it if You need back support - bring a lower back pillow!
See it if you can get a ticket! to see two excellent actors at the top of their game in an emotionally-charged, intensely physical production.
Don't see it if you prefer your shakespeare to be more stately and cerebral - although this production is as intelligent as it is violent.
See it if An absorbing, heart-breaking evening. Innovative staging that WORKS. David Oyelowo in one of the best performances I've seen in ages.
Don't see it if 3:10 minutes long with one intermission. That's too much for a lot of folks, even if it's great theater. Bench seating doesn't help.
See it if you want to see modern Shakespeare done right, or Daniel Craig dancing to "Hotline Bling".
Don't see it if you're a Shakespeare purist.
See it if you want to see Shakespeare with visceral force, vocal dexterity, and performances that draw audience into the plot. This cast is stellar.
Don't see it if you don't like sudden surprises/loud noises or sitting on a plywood bench for three hours.
See it if You can get a ticket! Exceptional performances and a riveting, modern but not overtly artsy or flashy staging in an intimate space.
Don't see it if You like Shakespeare strictly in tights and ruffled shirts. I must say that the ending is also too drawn out, creating a slight imbalance.