CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University Theatre will present Paula Vogel’s haunting tale, “Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief,” on Feb. 4-7.
The play, a witty drama based on Shakespeare’s “Othello,” is directed by OSU Theatre Arts student Sam Zinsli. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. from Feb. 4-6, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 7, in the OSU Lab Theatre, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis.
The production continues the 2015-16 theater season, “All the World’s a Stage – Celebrating Shakespeare.”
“Desdemona” tells the story of three of Shakespeare’s most memorable female characters while exploring themes of sex, violence, love and trust. In the play, set on the island of Cyprus, Desdemona, Bianca, and Emilia share their hopes, frustrations, and fantasies as rivalries emerge and tender friendships are forged.
“Paula Vogel uses the familiar story of ‘Othello’ to address important topics like sexuality and gender roles for women in society,” said Zinsli.
The production features the work of OSU students Annie Parham as Desdemona, Bria Love Robertson as Bianca and Diana Jepsen as Emilia.
Tickets are $8; $6 for seniors; $5 for students/youths; and $4 for OSU students. There is no reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/1wgmTkJ beginning Jan. 25, or by calling the Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784. For more information or for disability accommodations please contact the Theatre Box Office or visit http://bit.ly/1jdKUgy.