Acclaimed Othello: The Remix Turns Tragedy into Hip-Hop Saga
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The last date listed for Othello: The Remix was Sunday August 4, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Featured review from KaraRed Velvet
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This. Was. Amazing. Seriously, I cannot say enough good things about it. The writing and the production was great, and the performance was absolutely phenomenal. All 4 of the performers (and the multiple parts they played) worked together seamlessly, trading rhymes back and forth, always staying on beat, and at times, switching from character to character in a way that left no confusion in the audience's eyes. If you're not a Shakespeare fan - doesn't matter, you need to see this. I know I'll be going again at least once or twice before the run ends.
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All I could think of after leaving the show in first 20 minutes was WHY? Swear words and loud music. That's all I got out of the frankly cringe worthy performance of this Shakespeare classic. I believe people gave his production great reviews...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Highly recommended! To cut to the chase: the 90-minute, lightening-fast, hip-hop version of Shakespeare’s tragic tale is absolutely brilliant and immense fun!“—_Chicago Sun-Times _
“A killer show … the Q Brothers’ best yet! Their writing is superb: sardonic, wise, smart, funny and, of course, mostly in rhyming couplets.“—Chicago Tribune (4 Stars)
Othello: The Remix is recommended for mature audiences.
About the Ticket Supplier: Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and entertaining audiences from all walks of life and from around the world. The plays of William Shakespeare form the core of the company’s work, complemented by other dramatic works — from traditional classical theater to new classics that resonate with Shakespeare’s timeless insights into the human condition. CST’s World’s Stage Series brings international theatrical productions to Chicago, presenting new cultural expressions and experiences. For family audiences, CST Family presents abridged Shakespeare productions and classic musicals for all ages.