Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare-in-the-Schools Tour
West Valley Arts hosts the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s educational touring production of Othello on March 24, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.
Join West Valley Arts for Utah Shakespeare Festival’s educational touring production of
Othello at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.
One of Shakespeare's tragedies, the story includes themes of passion, jealousy and race. Othello, a Moorish military commander, kills his Venetian wife Desdemona after Iago makes him believe she is having an affair.
The shortened 75-minute performance will allow students to experience quality theatre, while the 15-minute talkback following the show gives students the opportunity to interact with the actors. The acting company also teaches three performance-based workshops covering text and voice, stage combat and movement, and improvisation.
This is the first time that Othello will be taken on tour by the Festival. Director Cordell Cole, who has previously toured for Shakespeare in the Schools, strongly advocated for the play, specifically because of Othello’s message on the destruction that hate brings.
“When hate seeps so far into our bones that we stop looking for the truth, danger follows,” Cole said. “It is a violent lesson, one told achingly, through language full of dirt, grit, and pace. At any moment in this tale, had hate been thrown aside just long enough to sit, express, and work through, things could have perhaps turned out differently,” said Cole.
Shakespeare in the Schools “brings quality Shakespeare performances and workshops to schools and communities throughout the West,” and has been doing so for twenty-nine years.
Date(s): Friday, March 24, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Address: 1355 West 3100 South West Valley City, UT 84119
Free Admission, Reservations Required, Includes performance and workshop
All seating is general admission, first come first serve. Only Service Animals are allowed, please leave your pets and comfort animals at home.
Performances take place at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, located at 1355 W 3100 S. Parking is complimentary but limited. We encourage you to carpool or take public transportation.
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