ROYAL OAK — For its 2019 season, Shakespeare Royal Oak will present William Shakespeare’s “Othello” Thursday through Sunday evenings July 25 through Aug. 4.
Othello lives for love, passion and pride, but is manipulated by jealousy and revenge. No modern thriller can match the suspense of the Bard’s adventure deep into the mind of a powerful man boldly facing the deepest fear of his life. Directed by Water Works Theatre veteran Frannie Shepherd Bates, “Othello” features Will Bryson* (Othello), Catherine Coffey (Desdemona), Connie Cowper (Duchess), Jonathan Davidson (Iago), Annie Dilworth (Lodivico), Matthew Van Meter (Montano), Sarah Hawkins (Emilia), Dante Jones (Roderigo), Artun Kircali* (Cassio), Chris Martin (Gratiano), Allison Megroet (Bianca) and Sean Paraventi (Brabantio).
Performances will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and 5 p.m. Sundays. Shakespeare Royal Oak tickets are sold as general admission by performance date, but festival rain policy allows guests to use their purchased ticket for any performance of that same play. Guests may bring their own blankets, low-to-the-ground and regular lawn chairs for lawn seating or choose bleacher seating in the outdoor theater. Parking for Shakespeare Royal Oak is free and best found on the west end of Starr Jaycee park, toward Crooks Road, across a grassy field. Plan a minimum of 5 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the gate.
*Will Bryson and Artun Kircali are members of Actors’ Equity Association.
Tickets are $25 and are available online at shakespeareroyaloak.com, at brownpaptertickets.com. Call 248-399-3727 with any further questions. Star Jaycee Park located at 1301 W. 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak.