Othello | Orlando Shakespeare Theater Othello | Orlando Shakespeare Theater

27th Season (2015–2016)


January 23 - March 16, 2013 | Margeson Theater

Margeson Theater | By William Shakespeare |
Directed by Brian Vaughn

Shakespeare’s emotionally gripping thriller of jealousy, passion, and revenge

Othello, a celebrated general, yet an outsider, defies social convention and marries Desdemona, a Venetian aristocrat. Enter Othello’s most trusted lieutenant, the “honest” Iago, who nurses a vengeful hate for his commander. As Iago draws Othello and the audience into a spider web of half-truths, scandal is fueled – families and friendships destroyed – until a “trifle light as air” tragically unravels them all.


Meet the Cast


as Othello


as Desdemona


as Iago


as Emilia

Opening Night Pre-Show Chat
Join us in the Patrons’ Room on Friday, September 14 from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. for a fun and informational Pre-Show Chat with the director and members of the design team.

Opening Night Party
Immediately following the premiere, join us for a party in the lobby at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. The party is FREE to all ticket holders and includes hors d’oeuvres provided by Two Chicks and a Pot. We’ll also have happy hour specials at our cash bar. No RSVP necessary.

NEW! Prologue Series
Immerse yourself into the world of Shakespeare! Starting 30 minutes before each performance, we’ll lead you through an interactive discussion on the plot, themes, and major characters of Othello. Free for all ticket buyers! No RSVP necessary.

We offer student matinees. Call the Box Office at (407) 447-1700 to learn more.

*The Actors and Stage Managers are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.




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Critic and Audience Reviews

“Deliciously impulsive…fresh…resonating”

“So it was an absolute joy to see your presentation. The acting, the costuming, the staging etc was wonderful, full of emotion, and left us feeling that we had terrific experience. We look forward to your next 2 plays in our package.”

“If you only going to one show this season this is it…Trust me, this is a great show.”

“Saw it last night…AMAZING!!”