Recently victorious in both love and war, General Othello discovers that the same people who have lauded his career might not approve of his marriage to a white senator’s daughter. Believing he can win over the heart of his adopted homeland through dutiful service and the true love of his wife Desdemona, they depart for the escalating conflict in Cyprus. Unfortunately, this is just the opportunity the slighted Iago needs to destroy them all.
Shakespeare’s sweeping tragedy of passion and poison finds new light in this minimal, fast-paced production as one of the Bard's greatest romances crosses paths with one of his greatest villains.
New Light Theatre's production of Othello partners with the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a local nonprofit working to stop domestic violence, promote equality in relationships, and alter the social conditions that allow violence and abuse to occur.
In accordance with our mission and in partnership with the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, we seek a shared goal of combating domestic violence by allowing our audience to delve deeper into the theme of domestic violence addressed in the play in post-performance moderated “Conversation Spaces”, hosted by NLT and DCADV representatives. We welcome you join us after the show to talk about the themes and issues present in Othello and to explore these difficult topics started by Shakespeare’s text.
Thank you to our corporate sponsors, without whom this production would not be possible!
This project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.