2018 Season



















Othello

Love, envy, and innuendo drive the central conflicts in this iconic tragedy. Othello examines our vulnerability to both sides of manipulation, and the devastating outcomes possible when we become infected by falsehoods and prejudice. Rumor and jealousy become all-consuming and mind-altering emotions that lead to actions with irrevocable consequences. With these troubling and timely themes, this one is best suited for mature audiences.

We're thrilled to announce that Terri McMahon has joined the team to direct Othello. Recent directing credits include Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Santa Cruz Shakespeare), Macbeth (Arabian Shakespeare Festival), and Love's Labors Lost (University of Utah). A veteran actor of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, her 23 seasons have included 19 Shakespeare productions, American classics (Williams, Churchill, and more), world premiers (Ladybird in Robert Schenken's All the Way and The Great Society), and everything in between. She also worked in the education department and with the school visit program, as an actor and director. Other regional theatres include La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, TheatreWorks, Marin Theatre Company, Arizona Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Sacramento Theatre Company, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Terri holds a BFA from University of Southern California under John Houseman and W. Duncan Ross and recently completed the Lincoln Center Theatre Directing Lab.















Othello

Love, envy, and innuendo drive the central conflicts in this iconic tragedy. Othello examines our vulnerability to both sides of manipulation, and the devastating outcomes possible when we become infected by falsehoods and prejudice. Rumor and jealousy become all-consuming and mind-altering emotions that lead to actions with irrevocable consequences. With these troubling and timely themes, this one is best suited for mature audiences.

We're thrilled to announce that Terri McMahon has joined the team to direct Othello. Recent directing credits include Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Santa Cruz Shakespeare), Macbeth (Arabian Shakespeare Festival), and Love's Labors Lost (University of Utah). A veteran actor of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, her 23 seasons have included 19 Shakespeare productions, American classics (Williams, Churchill, and more), world premiers (Ladybird in Robert Schenken's All the Way and The Great Society), and everything in between. She also worked in the education department and with the school visit program, as an actor and director. Other regional theatres include La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, TheatreWorks, Marin Theatre Company, Arizona Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Sacramento Theatre Company, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Terri holds a BFA from University of Southern California under John Houseman and W. Duncan Ross and recently completed the Lincoln Center Theatre Directing Lab.



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July 14-September 3,
Shows Thursday through Sunday at 6:00,
(matinees at 1:00 Saturdays in August).
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Mailing address:
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