All-Female Othello Plans to Break Bi Boundaries

shakespeareOne of Shakespeare’s most masculine plays will be done with an all-female cast in New York, bringing put some very bisexual situations. (And you know that many scholars think the bard is bisexual.)

The Titan Theatre Company will conclude its critically-acclaimed 2014/15 season with a signature take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Othello featuring the all-female cast and performances will begin April 17, 2015 at Queens Theatre.

Shakespeare’s most tragic hero squares off against his greatest villain in a fast-paced tale of jealousy, betrayal and vengeance. Watch as Iago leads “The Moor” to the edge of sanity by weaving a trail of deceit about the loyalty of a friend and a wife’s fidelity. Except now, all the characters are played by the ladies.

“We have assembled an unrivaled cast of women to tackle one of Shakespeare’s most masculine plays,” said Titan’s Artistic Director Lenny Banovez, who directs the production. “Following the success of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Christmas Carol, OTHELLO is a dynamic end to our exciting season.”

The cast will feature Leah Dutchin (American Players Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Chicago Shakespeare) as Othello with Emily Trask (Lincoln Center: The Oldest Boy, Yale Rep, Alley Theatre),Carol Linnea Johnson (Broadway: The Full Monty, Mamma Mia!, Utah Shakespeare), Laura Frye (Teatro Franco Parenti, Virginia Shakepeare), Abbey Siegworth (American Players Theater, Dallas Theatre Center), Leah Gabriel, Alyssa Van Gorder, Molly Densmore, Deanna Gibson, Kate Gunther, Alex Spieth and Carolynne Warren. The understudies are Maggie Wetzel, Bailey Seeker, Skyler Volpe and Sierra Tothero.

Tickets are currently on sale through May 2 and can be purchased online at www.TitanTheatreCompany.com or www.QueensTheatre.org.

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Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1998 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at Mike@bisexual.org

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