Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a new production of 'Othello.' More…
Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains one of Shakespeare’s most relevant tragedies today.
See it if you like traditional WS. Solid staging. But Stoll's Iago baffled; he was nebbishy, nasal-y, jocular. He should terrify, not amuse. Free tix
Don't see it if you want emotional engagement; strangely unaffecting. Emilia is more memorable than Dez. Iwuji is good, but overdoes. I got wet in the rain
See it if Well appointed rendering of major Shakespearean tragedy but lacks needed ominous quality Acting adequate not potent except Wright's Emilia
Don't see it if Expertly handled but rather unispired staging by Santiago-Hudson Should be supercharged but is merely threatening Neither lead reaches peak
See it if you want to see a clear, strong production of Shakespeare’s devastating, most beautifully constructed tragedy.
Don't see it if you have seen so many Othellos in your life that you require a bold new reading of the play to bring you to the theater.
See it if you enjoy traditional Shakespeare with no frills; players, actions & motives are clear & easy to follow; beautiful costumes and sets.
Don't see it if you don't like sitting outside; you prefer the villianous Iago to be played without humor; Sappy music is unnecessary at the end of acts.
See it if you or a buddy already got/won tickets & the weather’s nice. Might as well. This is ok. Not a unique or detailed vision.
Don't see it if you plan to wait in line, or to not sit in your assigned seat & cause a disruptive musical chairs reaction throughout the entire section.
See it if Entertaining show. Alison Wright and Heather Lind stole the show with their powerful performances.
Don't see it if It was a pretty straightforward production, with nothing new about it, and suffers by comparison to the recent NYTW show.
See it if you love Shakespeare in the Park. This is as others have said a solid Othello. I wish this had been staged at the Public.
Don't see it if You dont want to watch an anachronistic buffoonish Iago. His every entrance upset the balance. The women were clearly delineated, wellspoken
See it if you like Shakespeare's tragedies virtually uncut; an Iago who has humor & can sometimes seem genial (I loved Stoll's performance,many don't)
Don't see it if almost 3 hours is too long for you, you want a totally menacing Iago; don't want the risk of rain or outside noises (sirens, helicopters etc
See it if You like Shakepeare outdoors, to see great acting, enjoy NYC theatre in the round, to enjoy a beautiful venue in a summer night. Masterful
Don't see it if You don't like Shakepeare, or you don't like being outdoors.
See it if You love to see Shakespeare in the park as the setting is so great! The women were strong and particularly Emilia shone. I enjoyed this iago
Don't see it if Was long, some costumes not distinct, othello wasn’t the strongest portrayal of military prowess
See it if you want an "Othello" stripped of any pretense that Iago hates Othello for anything but his skin color or that Othello is just an angry dude
Don't see it if you want a post-racial version of Shakespeare. Othello is a nice/loving/successful black man who doesn't have a chance in this world
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare under the stars with great acting.
Don't see it if You don’t appreciate Shakespeare’s flowery prose and long plays or prefer musicals and fluffy content.
See it if i liked corey stoll? that's about it.
Don't see it if so dull. i thought i liked othello but then i saw this. the casting, design, direction--everything--felt uninspired.
See it if A great story in a great setting in Central Park. On a beautiful night it doesn’t get any better as a unique New York theatre experience.
Don't see it if You expect your Othello to be a large commanding presence. He’s not. You like your Iago cold and evil. Corey Stoll’s a scene-stealing clown.
See it if you want some culture (Shakespeare, no less!) but you don't want to go indoors because it's summer, baby. It really is that simple.
Don't see it if you've always been more fascinated by Iago than the title character because Chukwudi Iwuji really steals the show as "O" in this production.
See it if You are seeking traditional Shakespeare, well acted and well staged. Kudos to a cold, calculating, evil Iago and very believeble Desdemona.
Don't see it if A three hour drama (with potential drizzle) disturbs you.
See it if you enjoy straightforward productions of Shakespeare that are not adventurous with the interpretation. Strong cast and intense scenes.
Don't see it if you find it difficult to sit through a 3 hour Shakespeare play. You prefer comedies or musicals.
See it if you enjoy classic Shakespeare and love the story of Othello. Every part is excellently cast, especially Chukwudi Iwuji. The women are epic.
Don't see it if you mostly like Shakespeare's comedies. The language in Othello is notoriously difficult to follow. You'll need to pay good attention.
See it if you can get a ticket. Shakespeare in the Park is still a great experience.
Don't see it if you want an edgy tragedy. The characters aren't as believable as they need to be ... Claudio was great. The others were meh.
See it if you want to see four top-notch performers attempt to raise the temperature of a listless production
Don't see it if you're looking for searing drama. This one's a bit tepid.
See it if you enjoy Shakespeare done in a masterful, accessible way.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy Shakespeare or get bored trying to follow the language. It is rather long.
See it if You have an appreciation for Shakespeare, theatre in nature, and great acting.
Don't see it if You don’t like Shakespeare or get nervous by the elements of nature getting in the way of the performance.
See it if You enjoy traditional staging of Shakespeare’s plays, in a beautiful setting
Don't see it if You don’t have $500 or more to donate to get a “free” ticket or you don’t understand that waiting in line is itself a great theatrical exper