*SOLD OUT* Othello

By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Jane F. Cox

Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $15

*Limited On Stage Seating*

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Get ready to see Othello as you’ve never seen HER before…that’s right, HER! This contemporary adaptation finds Shakespeare’s characters transported to modern day while retaining the eloquence and vitality of the bard’s original text.

Othello is a successful Black woman who has everything: power, respect, and the love of her fair Desdemona – not to mention the contempt of the cunning, back stabbing, ladder-climbing, lago. Threatened by, and resentful of the power couple’s happiness, lago preys on Othello’s insecurities—using insidious race, class, gender and sexual warfare to poison Othello’s mind and convince her that Desdemona’s devotion is fleeting and false.

This powerful tale of prejudice, inequity, discrimination, and jealousy is full of wit and action, and a few surprises as well. So, come see the show you’ve known for all these years in a whole new light…

Governors State University Center for Performing Arts acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency




Meet the Cast

Headshot - Jane F. Cox
 Adapted and Directed by 
Jane F. Cox

 Headshot - Kiaa Driver

Nekia "Kiaa" Driver

Jeff Pattawi-Gamlin headshot 

Jeff Pattawi-Gamlin

Headshot - Hannah Hamel 

Hannah Hamel

Headshot - Marquis Parks 

Marquis Parks

Headshot - Maya Shelton Othello 

Maya Shelton


Headshot - Dylan Bales

Dylan Oak Bales

Headshot - Victoria Dean

Victoria Dean

Headshot - Xavier Thompson

Xavier Thompson

 Headshot - Lynne Clayton Othello

Lynne Clayton

Headshot - Dakota Keel

Dakota Keel

The Duke

Headshot - Dominiqe Y. Adams

Dominiqe Adams

Headshot - Chevelle Blackburn

Chevelle Blackburne

u/s Othello

     Headshot - Kimelia Carter 

    Kimelia Carter

    Stage Manager 

    Headshot - LaT'ya Johnson

    LaT'ya Johnson

    Assistant Stage Manager

    u/s Lodovico