Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji, who starred as Hamlet in the Public Theater's mobile unit staging in 2016, stars in the company's Shakespeare in the Park staging of Othello in the title role. He is joined by Heather Lind (Incognito, TURN: Washington's Spies) as Desdemona, and Corey Stoll (the film adaptation of The Seagull and last summer's Julius Caesar) as Iago.
Othello is directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and kicked off the summer Shakespeare in the Park season May 29. The tragedy follows the downfall of a powerful man who is plagued by jealousy and deceit. Performances are scheduled through June 25 in the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
Completing the cast are Peter Jay Fernandez as Duke of Venice; Motell Foster as Roderigo; Andrew Hovelson as Lodovico; Flor De Liz Perez as Bianca; Miguel Perez as Brabantio; Thomas Schall as Montano; Babak Tafti as Cassio; Peter Van Wagner as Gratiano; and Alison Wright as Emilia. The ensemble is made up of Kevin Rico Angulo, Christopher Cassarino, David Kenner, Tim Nicolai, Lily Santiago, Caroline Siewert, and Allen Tedder.
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Othello features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Jessica Paz, music composition by Derek Wieland, hair and wig design by Matthew B. Armentrout, music composition by Derek Wieland, fight direction by Schall, and movement direction by Adesola Osakalumi.
Following Othello will be the previously announced re-imagined staging of the acclaimed 2016 Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.