Free Special Event
Shakespeare in the Park: A Picnic and Othello
with The Public Theater
Offered in partnership with The Public Theater
Friday, June 8, 2018
Tickets are no longer available.

Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a sumptuous new production of Othello. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Othello.

There will be a picnic on the Great Lawn before the show.