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Friday, November 17th at 7:30pm EST
Online sale ends: 11/17/17 at 6:30pm EST
BeBe Theatre
20 Commerce St
Asheville, NC 28801
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Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective collaborates with the Montford Park Players (MPP) to present Othello, the final show of their 7th season, and the 7th show of MPP's 45th season, under the direction of Scott Keel, MPP Artistic Director : November 3rd - 19th, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. In keeping with MPP's free Shakespeare model, ​tickets are free to the public​, however donations are accepted. Facilitated Post Show Discussions follow performances.

If your memory of 10th grade English class is a little rusty,
Othello’s premise can be summed up thusly: Tangled love triangle. Military rivalry. Manipulative bad guy who gets other bad guys (and one unsuspecting lady) to do his bidding. Gullible hero who doesn’t ask any of the right questions. And then, murder!

Shakespeare had quite a lot to say about racism, and what it’s like for a person of color to navigate a white man’s world. And whether it was intentional or not, Othello also provides a stunning example of gender prejudice. These issues are certainly still relevant in 2017, as much if not more so than they were during Othello’s first production in November 1604. It’s also not unprecedented— in 2012, Different Strokes! staged a production of Romeo & Juliet (a story already rife with classism and patriarchal overtones) with a woman in the role of Romeo. And in a similar, reverse-Shakespearean twist, the lead role of Othello will be also played by a woman—none other than Steph Hickling Beckman herself, Different Strokes! managing artistic director.

Othello features: Stephanie Hickling Beckman, Ian Patrick Mendes and Trinity Smith Keel, Devyn Ray, Jon Stockdale, Jason Williams, Philipe Coquet, John Mendenhall, Sonia D'Andrea, and Daniel Henry.

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Reservations are highly recommended. Due to limited seating, this show will sell out early!

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7:30pm to 10:00pm
Doors open at 7:00pm

General Admission: $0.00

All Ages

BeBe Theatre<br> 20 Commerce St<br> Asheville, 28801


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