Aldo Billingslea commands the stage as Othello. In Marin Theatre Company’s new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Billingslea fully embodies the power, pathos and poetic sensitivity of the title role.His towering performance is the reason to see the production – MTC’s first Shakespeare since 1978 – even though other aspects of Jasson Minadakis’ uneven staging seldom achieve the same level of resonance. Read More
Iago is one of drama’s greatest villains. In African-American Shakespeare Company’s new streamlined production of “Othello,” he’s a she – and the gender switch works without a hitch.
The show, which opened Friday in the African American Art & Culture Complex, also has a modern setting, in a military tribunal in Iraq with presumably American soldiers – another alteration that serves the story well. Read More