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attended Jul 18 2012

Well written, lots of laughs, dealt with topics women would find interesting and thought provoking. I really enjoyed this small production.

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attended Jul 19 2012

Script was a little weak but was well acted and good set. Expected more meat and less bawdiness.

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“Vogel remains one of the smartest, most original and engaging playwrights to come along in the last few years.” —NY Newsday


Mission Theatre Company, the Twin Cities newest theatre company is thrilled to present Paula Vogel’s comic deconstruction of Shakespeare’s Othello, Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief at the James Sewell Ballet TEK BOX in The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts. 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 Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel demonstrates in her comic deconstruction of Shakespeare’s play—aligning tongue-in cheek humor while raising serious questions as to the role of women through the ages—Desdemona was far from the quivering naïf we’ve all come to know. 

Having slept with Othello’s entire encampment, Desdemona, played by Abby DeSanto revels in her bawdy tales of conquest. Her foils and rapt listeners are the other integral and re-imagined women of this Shakespeare tragedy: Emilia (Andrea Rose Tonsfeldt), Desdemona’s servant and the wife of Iago, and Bianca (Anneliese Stuht), now a majestic whore of Cyprus. Join this seasoned cast on Vogel’s humorous and dramatic journey.

About the Ticket Supplier: Mission Theatre Company

Our mission is to produce theatre that is both entertaining and explores issues that are relevant today. We strive to: Imagine the possibilities, enlighten and challenge company and audience members, explore, act upon what we have learned and entertain!