“Immerses us in both history and a timeless human theme. It’s what makes a classic a classic and what makes this an experience that shouldn’t be missed.” – Deb Miller, DC Metro Arts”

New Place Players (Craig Bacon, Artistic Director and Flavio Gaete, Managing Director) are pleased to announce the critically-acclaimed production of William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO, directed by Makenna Masenheimer, and developed by Bacon will be extending its run at Casa Clara (218 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010). Critics agree this intimate, musical, production of OTHELLO offers a unique experience that is not to be missed. OTHELLO opened on Saturday, February 11 (7:30 p.m.) and was scheduled to close Saturday, February 25 will now be playing through March 25, 2023.  Tickets are $99, $79, $29 and are available at  
Journalists who missed the initial press dates are invited to attend any performance that suits your schedule. Please email to reserve your seats
OTHELLO will be performed for an intimate audience of fifty people in the round, immersed in a former foundry with a rich collection of statuary, featuring both skylights and balconies. As one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, this production of OTHELLO will be a searing and intimate look at shame, manipulation, and the devastation it provokes. 
It will bring New Place Player’s signature dynamic interplay of music, Lecoq movement, swordplay, and language to a new level — with musicians and actors collaborating with one another to inspire an extraordinarily fresh take on Shakespeare’s powerful and timely story.
The production stars  Alanah Allen (Spite, Single Asian Female) as Desdemona, Matthew Appleby (Adam and the Water), Matthew Dudley (Director of Voice and Speech at Terry Knickerbocker Studio) as Brabantio, Conor Andrew Hall as Iago, Helen Herbert (National Tour: A Christmas Carol) as Emilia, Matthew Iannone as Cassio, Eliott Johnson (Lombardi) as Othello, Rose Kanj (Emilie in The Moors and Brenda in Election Day, ASDS Repertory Season) as Bianca, Topher Kielbasa as Lodovico, Nathan Krasner as Roderigo, Aaron McDaniel (Aquila Theater Co.) as Montano, and Ryan Joseph Swartz as the Duke of Venice. The understudy is Megan Gaber.
The musicians include Anna Bikales (harp, percussion), Flavio Gaete (music director, viola, piano, synthesizers, composition & sound design), and Daniel Keene (lute, guitar, percussion).
Produced by Chelsea Bryn Lockie, the production features scenic design by Shawn Lewis, costume design by Jennifer Paar, lighting design by Ethan Steimal, and associate production design by Erick Alonso. General Management by Leah Michalos/Michalos Theatrical Management, stage management by Kyra Bowie, assistant stage management by Mary Garrigan, cultural competency consulting by Ianne Fields Stewart, publicity by Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR and marketing by Victoria Cairl/Table 7.
OTHELLO plays the following regular schedule through Saturday, March25
 Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. 
 Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. 
 Fridays at 7:30 p.m. 
 Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
 Sundays at 2 p.m. 
Tickets are $99, $79, $29 and are now available online at Tickets may also be purchased in person at the venue a half hour prior to the performance.
Running Time: 2:45 minutes (this is an updated running time)

Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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