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National Theatre Live | Othello
May 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, May 13, at 1:30 pm
180 minutes, Rated PG-13
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Clint Dyer
An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwan (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance). Watch the trailer.
She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost.
Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.
Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.
An introductory discussion led by Miriam Weisfeld, Producing Artistic Director at Adirondack Theatre Festival/Adirondack Film Festival, will explore the cultural impact of Othello and its relevancy today. She holds an MFA from the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre School Institute at Harvard University. Doors open at 12:45pm, discussion begins at 1:00.
*On Screen film tickets do not include the cost of admission to the Museum. If you wish to view the Museum before or after the film, there will be a discounted admission fee of $5 payable at the front desk. Members view the Museum for free!