Theater Production “Desdemona” Opens This Week

Posted on 10/16/2011 9:30:55 PM
Desdemona, a play about a handkerchief

Desdemona, a play about a handkerchief opens this Thursday, October 20, 2011. Written by Paula Vogel, the IUP Theater-by-the-Grove production is directed by Barb Blackledge with Fight Director/Assistant Director Matt Brown.

The production stars theater majors Gabrielle Byrd, Chantel Cumberbrand, and Lyssie Garrison.

Performances start at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, October 22, and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, in the Waller Hall Studio Theater. Tickets can only be purchased at the door for $5 with an I-Card ($7 general admission; $6 seniors).

Play Overview:

“As the wrongly accused and suffering wife of Shakespeare’s tragic Moor, Othello, Desdemona has long been viewed as the ‘victim of circumstance.’ But as the Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel demonstrates in her comic deconstruction of Shakespeare’s play—aligning tongue-in-cheek humor while raising serious questions as the role of women through the ages—Desdemona was far from the quivering naïf we’ve all come to know.”

Department of Theater and Dance