Othello and Barbara Gaines

Join fellow Harvard Club of Chicago alumni in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater Dress Circle Lobby pre-show for an intimate discussion with Chicago Shakespeare Theater founder and Artistic Director, Barbara Gaines on Wednesday, March 9, 6:00 p.m., followed by a performance of Shakespeare's great tragedy Othello.



Fresh from Shakespeare’s Globe and Royal Shakespeare Company, renowned British director Jonathan Munby returns to Chicago to stage Shakespeare’s most intimate tragedy. In a black and white world, Othello and Desdemona fall in love, but the distinguished commander knows no maneuvers for the affairs of the heart. A stranger in a strange land, he falls under Iago’s spell, mistaking a lethal enemy for his closest ally.  Here, Shakespeare excavates the most elemental of human emotions: the all-consuming passion of love and jealousy.  James Vincent Meredith is featured in the title role.

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Barbara Gaines is the founder and Artistic Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she has directed more than thirty of Shakespeare’s plays. Honors include: the 2008 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre; the prestigious Honorary OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in recognition of her contributions strengthening British-American cultural relations; and Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Production (Hamlet, Cymbeline, King Lear and The Comedy of Errors), and for Best Director (Cymbeline, King Lear and The Comedy of Errors). She received the Public Humanities Award from the Illinois Humanities Council, the Spirit of Loyola Award and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Birmingham UK. She serves on the Shakespearean Council of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and is a Life Trustee of Northwestern University. She also directed Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth for the Lyric Opera.


DATE:             Wednesday, March 9, 2016

TIME:             6:00 - 10:30 pm
                       6:00 Cocktail Reception
                       6:30 Remarks by Barbara Gaines, followed by Q&A
                       7:30 Othello

LOCATION:   Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand, Chicago

COST:            $75 per ticket for Members & Guests
                       $95 per ticket for Non-Members & Guests




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