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Theater Production “Desdemona” Opens This Week

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

Posted on 10/16/2011 9:30:55 PM

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