A Modern’Day ‘Othello’

A Modern’Day ‘Othello’

A Modern’Day ‘Othello’

Shakespeare on Main Street brings its performance of ‘Othello’ to the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt., on Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 3, at 2 p.m. Set in 2014 amidst the political turmoil of the Middle East, this production uses contemporary events to mirror Shakespeare’s medieval setting, pitting an heroic soldier against the prejudices of his time to reveal how jealousy and pride undo even profound greatness. Keith Smith of Burlington, who trained in New York City, plays Othello, along with a cast of well-known regional actors, including Caroline Hogan as Desdemona, Todd Houston as Iago, and Danielle Houston as Emilia. For advance tickets, call Lawrence Zupan at 802-366-0110. Payment may be made by cash or check.shakespeareonmainstreet.org.