The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival has announced their eleventh season with the classic tragedy Othello. This will be their ninth professional summer production in Vermillion’s Prentis Park, and its first tragedy since Macbeth in 2015. Othello runs June 16th through the 19th of 2022.
The 2022 season and production are dedicated in honor and gratitude for the life and work of Mary Merrigan, a staunch supporter of the festival, who made immeasurable contributions to the Vermillion area community.
Othello will be directed by Tara Moses, a citizen of Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.
Executive Artistic Director Chaya Gordon-Bland is excited to bring this talented and accomplished artist to the company. She is excited that the company will once again be able to hire professional actors from across the country, bringing a diverse company of local and national actors to Vermillion for this timeless play.
Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most acclaimed, most often-produced, and most controversial plays.
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