Othello (New Place Players)
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Othello (New Place Players)

Othello (New Place Players) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(122 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting

About the Show

New Place Players returns with a new Othello combining original live chamber music with the classic.

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Member Reviews (122)

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1117 Reviews | 292 Followers
Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you like Othello set to chamber music. Set in an intimate space Good production. Directed well.

Don't see it if If you don't like Shakespeare.

1038 Reviews | 426 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want to intimately experience this great show in a space that lends itself to the subject matter really well. Every seat a front row.

Don't see it if If you don’t like Shakespeare and the language though the phenomenal acting makes it so easy to keep up even if you zone out on the words. Read more

913 Reviews | 265 Followers
Ambitious, Absorbing, Riveting, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like your Shakespeare up close, here well-presented by a hard working troupe of actors with excellent musical accompaniment & costumes.

Don't see it if you want traditional staging or do not enjoy action within arms reach. Some difficulty hearing/seeing depending on where you are seated.

746 Reviews | 113 Followers
Masterful, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if you want to see one of Shakespeare's greatest plays in a wonderfully acted and staged production. This is a traditional production.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare's play or are disturbed by the story of Othello. The show is close to 3 hours long but every minute is well used. Read more

516 Reviews | 731 Followers
Absorbing, Enchanting, Riveting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy traditional Shakespearean productions or intimate atmospheres. This is in a loft space with a small audience. Really absorbing.

Don't see it if you have a lot of trouble with Shakespeare’s language or prefer large-scale productions.

505 Reviews | 255 Followers
Disappointing, Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging

See it if The play was housed in beautiful surroundings.

Don't see it if If you are not an admirer of Shakespeare then skip this one. Disappointing acting from leads.

499 Reviews | 140 Followers
Flawless, Gorgeous set, Brilliant acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Casa Cara is the perfect place to watch Othello. The venue is gorgeous ! You want to see a brilliant performance of Othello this is it !

Don't see it if There is nothing to dislike about this show. It is one of the finest shows I have seen this season !

507 Reviews | 73 Followers
All about the ambiance

See it if Medieval vibes with the decor and music is 👌. Mostly traditional version in costuming and delivery. Free wine, coffee, and tea.

Don't see it if Very uneven acting, long (3 hours; 1 intermission), slow parts, unsure what this rendition adds to existing productions. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

February 18th, 2023

Everyone knows how the play "Othello" is going to end, so really the artistic and entertainment value hinges on whether an audience can sympathize with Othello as he is manipulated by the extent of Iago’s hatred for him. Unfortunately for Eliott Johnson as Othello, we meet him as the already heralded general of the Venetian army but witness nothing heroic about him. This monotone Othello doesn’t even raise his voice until Act 3, Scene 4, with “Zounds!,” an epithet meaning God’s wounds, and only upon his exit after confronting Desdemona about the missing heirloom handkerchief.
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Theater Pizzazz
February 13th, 2023

" 'Othello' ranks fairly low on my list of preferred Shakespeare plays, but a production as strong as this one changes my feelings toward it significantly. It may not be a professional production, but it was certainly more enjoyable."
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Off Off Online
March 2nd, 2023

“One might think that the lack of a star would create a vacuum in this ‘Othello’. It doesn’t. Without the trappings of a conventional stage, spectators get to experience the drama at arm’s length from the performers.”
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