Elmira, NY 14902-1046
A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production performed by National Players Othello is a celebrated general returning home from the wars, but his dark skin and foreign origin inspire hatred from several people, especially the man he trusts most: Iago. As Iago twists Othello’s love for his wife Desdemona, everyone becomes pawns in Iago’s devious plots. This classic tale of identity, bigotry, and deceit is examined with contemporary clarity, combining Shakespeare’s language with modern clothing to transform the drama into a powerful story for America today. Recommended for grades 8-12 (90 minutes) Curriculum Connections: Literature, Drama, Language Arts Study Guide available approximately one month prior to performance.