Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles. From Shakespeare.
Cast: 8 to 11 principles plus as many soldiers and senators as desired. By the author of Macbeth: a Kid's Cautionary Tale..., this play is written using the story-theatre format with sassy storytellers narrating from the sidelines, keeping the plot on track, firing off wry comments on the action and encouraging the audience to participate. In this tale of intrigue and treachery, we see the tragic consequences of gossip, slander, peer pressure and trust in the wrong person. Set against the raucous military campaign in Cyprus, Othello charts the cunning power of evil as it poisons innocence. A mesmerizing tale of the good guy who takes oh-such-a-wrong turn. The moral? Pick your friends carefully and dump false pride in the nearest receptacle. Flexible set. Approximate Running Time: 50 minutes.