Othello is a Moorish military commander, serving as a Venetian general who has just married his love, Desdemona, in secret and against the wishes of her mother.
They have been posted to Cyprus, with the recently promoted Cassio. However, Iago, ensign to Othello, is furious about being overlooked for promotion, jealous of Othello’s position and is determined to change his fortunes, no matter who gets caught up in the process. A play about passion and jealousy, this will be the first time GRADS has produced this tragedy.
Due to its enduring themes of passion, jealousy, and race, Othello is still topical and popular and is widely performed, with numerous adaptations. GRADS is proud to be performing this classic tragedy in the open-air of the New Fortune Theatre.