Does anyone win in a world where jealousy, hatred, racism, gender-bias, socio-economic discrimination and political foddering are simmering below the surface of every conversation? Is there justice in a world that is unequipped to handle the consequences of a society driven by mutual resentment and distrust? Is there ever truth in a culture where no one is who they seem to be and everyone says they are someone else? The stories are ripped from the headlines of every major media outlet across the world today. These questions are asked by millions as they fight for and flee from persecution and the desecration of personal freedoms; as humanity continues its struggle to do better for themselves and their families. And if they succeed, they find contempt. This is the backdrop of The Rude Mechanicals upcoming production of Othello: The Moor of Venice.

Performances are January 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30 at The Uptown Theatre in Richland, WA. Show time is 7 PM for all performances. 

Tickets will go on sale in early January. Tickets are $5 for Groundling seats, $18 for General Admission, $15 for Students, Seniors, Educators, and Military, and $50 for Royal Gallery seats. In addition to show tickets, there will be an option to add on a Backstage Pass for $10, to introduce the play and concept in a creative way to audience members before the show. These ticket holders for the Backstage Pass will also get first choice of seats when the house opens.

This production is staged in an intimate 3/4 thrust area; seating is limited. We strongly encourage audience members to purchase tickets ahead of time. 

Due to the content of this Shakespearian tragedy, we recommend this production for mature teenagers and up.


OTHELLO - Corey Jenkins Jr.
DESDEMONA - Anna Newbury
BRABANTIO - David Goss
IAGO - Geoff Elliott
EMILIA - Cyndi Kimmel
CASSIO - Patrick Killoran
RODERIGO - Adam Brault
DUKE of VENICE - Robert (Doc) Chisholm
LODOVICO - Christopher Garcia
GRATIANO - Christopher Wilson
MONTANO - Ryan Clements
BIANCA - Cydney Thompson
CLOWN - Alex Eberle
FIRST SENATOR - Richard Wilson
SECOND SENATOR - Steven Luksic
FIRST GENTLE(WO)MAN of Cyprus - Shayla Wright
SECOND GENTLEMAN of Cyprus - EJ Brewer
THIRD GENTLEMAN of Cyprus - Steven Luksic
HERALD - Ashley Wheatcroft-Luksic
MESSENGER - Colin Brislawn
MUSICIANS - Colin BrislawnBridget HohlJoanne KirckoffAllison Vering
ENSEMBLE (Additional Senators, Servants, Attendants, Officers, Sailors, Musicians, etc.)
EJ BrewerColin BrislawnRyan ClementsAlex EberleDavid GossHusaya HamaBridget HohlSteven LuksicAshley Wheatcroft-LuksicJoanne KirckoffAllison VeringShayla Wright

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