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Othello plays on the Common

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In the mood for a tale of love, jealousy, and betrayal? Nobody does it better than Shakespeare, so head over to the Boston Common and spend a summer evening under the stars. The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, now celebrating its 15th season, is presenting Othello through August 15. One of Shakespeare’s most renowned tragedies, Othello is the story of a Moorish prince and Venetian general undone by the machinations of a rival.

Othello is directed by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company founder and artistic director Steven Maler and stars Seth Gilliam as Othello, James Waterston as Iago, and Marianna Bassham as Desdemona.

Othello plays Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. at the Parkman Bandstand on the Common through August 15. Food and beverages are allowed, but alcohol is prohibited. Performances are free, but donations are encouraged. Donations can be made here.

Dan Mercurio can be reached at dmerc@bu.edu.

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