Showbiz Photo Flash: “Othello” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Othello (James Vincent Meredith, at right) delights in his good fortune, as the duplicitous Iago (Michael Milligan) plots his next move in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Othello, directed by Jonathan Munby, in CST’s Courtyard Theater now through April 10, 2016. Photo by Liz Lauren


Fresh from Shakespeare’s Globe and the 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. Othello featuring James Vincent Meredith in the title role continues the Theater’s Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration, now through April 10, 2016.