Othello (New Place Players)
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Othello (New Place Players)
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Othello (New Place Players) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(130 Ratings)
Positive
89%
Mixed
9%
Negative
2%
Members say
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, 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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Show-Score Member Reviews (130)

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535 Reviews | 155 Followers
100
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 !

247 Reviews | 61 Followers
97
Resonant, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like to see a stellar performance of Othello in an intimate setting where the action is so close you are drawn into it! Great music!

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or prefer action on a stage far away from you. Here the actors look at you and draw you into the play.

139 Reviews | 42 Followers
97
Riveting, Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if If you want to experience Shakespeare in a lovely setting with actors costumed in sumptuous costumes with live music. Great experience!

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy a wonderful performance of Shakespeare. Read more

72 Reviews | 10 Followers
93
Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like great acting! The beautiful space and simple staging highlighted the masterful acting. Deeply moving. This familiar play felt fresh

Don't see it if If you have a short attention span or prefer more flashy productions.

812 Reviews | 132 Followers
92
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

253 Reviews | 45 Followers
90
A superb production

See it if You want to get acquainted with a ‘Shakespearean’ work in an ultra intimate setting. These actors will make dramatic verse come alive.

Don't see it if You prefer more distance between yourself and the stage. Read more

1166 Reviews | 464 Followers
89
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

502 Reviews | 67 Followers
88
Entertaining, Dated, Riveting, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like classic Shakespeare performed in an intimate venue. Great costumes. The actor who performed Iago was particularly excellent.

Don't see it if You don’t like Shakespeare or Othello. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

TheaterScene.net
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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