Vogel's Play Tells the Hidden Story of Othello's Desdemona
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Desdemona, A Play About a Handkerchief have expired.
The last date listed for Desdemona, A Play About a Handkerchief was Saturday November 5, 2011 / 8:00pm.
Currently at The Boxcar Playhouse:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
David Magidson has spent the past 30 years donning white makeup, oversized shoes and a big red nose in order to entertain audiences as a professional clown. With his new show, Through the Eyes of a Clown, Magidson tries to uncover what drives a person to live in a reality as strange as, well ... his. Mixing tales of his time spent touring with the Ringling Brothers Circus with some goofy and inspired clown sketches, Through the Eyes of a Clown brings audience members into the curious world of clowning with a blend of humorous, whimsical and pointedly personal material. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Victoria S.
view more less of this review
The acting was very good. The premise that Desdemona was really a slut - and a fairly stupid one, given the crazy risks she takes, unrealistic, in fact for anyone who was alive at that time, left me with the feeling that she was not a sympathetic character or one whose problems and situation I felt invested in. The play was not long and the handkerchief device was integrated into the plot in an interesting way. So I did not love the play but I did like the set very much and the acting was overall quite solid.
star this review starred report as inappropriate
Really great cast, set, and play. Highly recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BTW-Free parking on Sundays is NOT ample, despite what website promotes. The two blocks before the theater require resident parking stickers EVERY day.
What if Desdemona really was a whore?
Paula Vogel gives us a glimpse of "real" life on Cyprus and just what exactly goes on behind closed doors while Othello is being destroyed by his terrible jealousy. Desdemona pines for a better life without the restrictions of traditional society, all the while egging on her pious maid, Emilia. When Bianca, the town whore, shows up and reveals a secret or two, things start to fall apart as we careen towards the dramatic finale that brings Desdemona together with Othello.
Written by: Paula Vogel
Directed by: Peter Matthews
Assistant Director: Sarah Nagelvoort
Desdemona - Karina Wolfe
Emilia - Adrienne Krug
Bianca - Theresa Miller
Stage/Production Manager ~ Stephanie Desnoyers
Dialect Coach ~ Stephanie Maysonave
Fight Choreographer/Movement Coach ~ Billy Higgins
Dramaturg ~ Michael Moerman
Technical Director/Properties Designer ~ Megan Lush
Lighting Designer ~ Joan Grinde-Scout
Scenic Designer ~ Jenn Scheller
Costume Designer ~ Amanda Angott
Assistant Costume Designer ~ Danielle Garrabrants
Graphic Designer ~ Michael Harms
About the Ticket Supplier: Boxcar Theatre
Boxcar Theatre is dedicated to the creation of new and adaptive works through a collaborative process. Through physical movement, dynamic imagery and innovative storytelling Boxcar strives to create an atmosphere and environment in which its audience will be engaged in a visceral sense and intellectual capacity.