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Othello: The Remix

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Thursday July 18, 2013 / 7:30pm
Othello: The Remix
2 tickets
Main Floor
800 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

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I never thought I would enjoy a rap rendition of Othello, but it was fabulous! And I don't even think Shakespeare is turning in his grave. Even though they turned it to a hilarious farce, these talented young guys managed to stay true to the essence of their characters and convey the underlying tragedy of the story. I loved the clever way they "translated" the play's characters into modern day equivalents - Roderigo as a computer nerd just cracked me up! Also, in the best traditions of the real Shakespearean theater, these guys did a great job playing female characters. Shout out to the Shakespeare theater for this very clever and fresh take of the beloved classics!