Set in a fictitious boxing gym, Iago re-imagines Shakespeare’s characters as young people from different cultural backgrounds from Melbourne’s western suburbs. Expect to be captivated with this contemporary, fast-paced exploration of gender identity and sexual politics in a rapidly changing world.
Presented by Western Edge Youth Arts and performed by the Edge Ensemble.
Date: 7 to 9 May 2015
Time: 7 May at 7pm, 8 May at 7pm, 9 May at 3pm and 7pm
Venue: Malthouse Theatre, 115 Sturt St Southbank.
Tickets: Adults $28, Conc $20, group discounts for 10 or more.
MA 15+ Contains strong themes and sexual references
‘This vigorous contemporary adaptation of Othello transplants the plot of Shakespeare’s tragedy to a boxing gym in the western suburbs. It’s a thoroughly multicultural production – one of its pleasures lies in seeing an ensemble of young actors who claim heritage from countries as diverse as Samoa and Uganda, performing with confidence.’ – The Age, 8 May 2015
‘Tackling the themes of Shakespeare’s morally complex tragedy Othello is challenging, but this visceral and provocative re-imagining handles it bravely and delicately. A skilfully interwoven examination of identity in a modern multicultural society.’ – Time Out Melbourne, 8 May 2015