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Portland Center Stage: Othello

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Gerding Theater at the Armory
128 NW Eleventh Avenue

April 5-May 11, 2014


Set in 17th century Venice, this is Shakespeare’s profound tragedy of the power of love and jealousy. A highly esteemed general serving the state of Venice, Othello, secretly marries Desdemona, the daughter of a senator. As their marriage is revealed, jealousies around their love match and Othello’s rise to prominence are unleashed, piling secret upon secret, and betrayal upon betrayal. A society seething with intrigue sets the stage for the ultimate tragedy — when love does not trust, and power is prized above all things

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