Reading via Zoom of Shakespeare's classic.
The play had its official premiere in London in 1604. Its enduring popularity is attested to by the fact that it has been produced on Broadway an astonishing twenty-one times. Notable Twentieth Century Black actors who have played the role include Paul Robeson (for whom The Robey Theatre Company is named), Moses Gunn, and James Earl Jones.
Othello is the only one of Shakespeare’s plays to have a Black central character at its focus. The main characters include Othello, a celebrated Moorish general in the Venetian army Desdemona, his beautiful and loyal Venetian wife and Iago, his trusted but treacherous ensign. Themes include jealousy, envy, and racism, and how they threaten to destroy everyone in their path.
The Robey Theatre Company’s online reading of Othello will feature Ben Guillory in the title role. Ben Guillory is the Producing Artistic Director and Co-Founder (with Danny Glover) of The Robey Theatre Company. He is also an actor, with critically acclaimed performances in The River Niger, Knock Me a Kiss, Permanent Collection and more.
The cast also includes Dmetrius Conley-Williams, Amara Phelps, Spencer Rowe, Jason Mimms, Monica Parks, Mel Hampton, Dana Lee, Jermaine Alexander, JC Cadena, Crystal Nix.
Tom Ormeny directs. The Co-Artistic Director (with wife Maria Gobetti) of Burbank’s award-winning Victory Theatre Center, he is the recipient of the James A. Doolittle Award for Leadership in Theatre, the Stage Raw Lifetime Achievement Award and the Women in Theatre Red Carpet Award.
Presenter / Producer: The Robey Theatre Company
Theater > Drama
Event Phone: 213-489-7402
The Robey Theatre Company
514 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles CA 90013
LA - Central / Downtown
Performance Dates: 2/28/2021
Ticket Information( FREE EVENT! ):
Free. Registration required. After your reservation is confirmed, you will be sent the Zoom link to the event. Registration begins on February 1.
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