William Shakespeare’s searing tale of race, jealousy and revenge is set against the backdrop of recent history when, in 1974, Canadian peacekeepers are caught in a life or death struggle on the island of Cyprus.
All performances of Othello are preceded by The Cyprus Project. Come early to listen to the extraordinary stories of people from all over the world, in their own words, who experienced the 1974 war in Cyprus; shedding light on the personal consequences of international conflicts, as well as Canada’s important role as peacekeepers engaged in this, one of the longest overseas missions in our country’s history.
July 14 – August 13, 2017 | Ontario Tour | Pay-What-You-Can Admission | All Performances Begin at 7:30pm (Cyprus Project begins at 6:30pm)
For its 23rd annual Bard’s Bus Tour, Driftwood Theatre presents Othello. William Shakespeare’s blistering tale of race, jealousy and revenge is set against the backdrop of Canadian history, when in 1974 Canadian soldiers are caught in a life or death struggle on the small island of Cyprus.
In 2017, Driftwood Theatre embraces the unique quality of over 20 Ontario communities. With a site-specific aesthetic incorporating public space, no two performances of Othello will be quite the same.
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