Strong cast in Think Theatre’s staging of ‘Othello’

2010-04-08 00:00

THINK Theatre’s staging of Shakespeare’s Othello is at the Playhouse Opera theatre from April 14 to May 7.

Geared mainly for secondary school pupils studying Shakespeare’s tragedy as a set work, the production is directed by the multi-award-winning Durban actress, Clare Mortimer, herself a writer and an experienced English teacher.

Schools performances are at 9 am and noon, Monday to Friday, with two public performances on April 15 and 30 at 7 pm. To book and for information about out-of-town performances phone the show’s producer, Margie Coppen, at 083 251 9412.

Othello features Farai Gwaze in the title role, playing opposite Karen ­Logan as Desdemona and Iain “Ewok” Robinson as Iago, with Libby Allen taking the role of his wife, ­Emilia.

Gwaze won the 2009 Durban Theatre Award for Best Newcomer for his role in Othello, and Robinson garnered a Best Supporting Actor award for his performance as Iago.

Also featured in the strong cast are Michael Gritten, Darren King, Marc Kay, Sean de Klerk, Loyiso Mac­Donald, Janna Ramos Violantes, Clinton Small, Bryan Hiles and Rowan Bartlett.

The production recently played to packed houses in Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg — and with its varied themes of racism, love, jealousy and betrayal, this classic tragedy remains as relevant to present-day audiences as it ever was. — Arts Editor.

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