Desdemona: A Play About A Handkerchief

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Presented as part of the Phoenix Theater's Fledgling Program and Produced by CC Theatre Productions.

May 13th at 7:30pm
May 14th at 2pm and 7:30pm
May 15th at 2pm

**Please Note: Contains raunchy humor which may be uncomfortable for those under 14 years of age**

Tickets are general admission, $5-$20 sliding scale. Contact the Phoenix Theatre to reserve.

Desdemona: Jessica Smith
Emilia: Gina Sauer
Bianca: Erin Denman
Chorus: Antonio Jordan Eli Coats Jared Beebe

Director/Producer: Eva Chava Curland
Stage Manager/Lighting Design: Karina Hunt
Props/Set: Connor M. McEvoy
Costumes: Marco Teodoro Magno

The male characters of Shakespeare’s Othello are well known – Iago, Cassio, and the tragic lead himself. But what of the women, so little seen or heard in the original text? From Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel comes a modern alternative telling of this classic story, revealing the hidden lives, dreams, secrets, and deceptions of Emilia, Bianca, and Desdemona.
Written in the early 90’s, the play’s themes serve as a dialogue between second wave and third wave feminist ideas on sexuality emerging at the time. While much of the sexual liberation that is discussed in the text has been achieved by women today, issues of oppression, abuse, and slut-shaming continue to resonate with our current social and political times.
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