PREVIEW: Rude Mechanicals’ “Othello”

Image designed by Madisen Bathish

Come see U-M’s student-run Rude Mechanicals theatre group as they revive one of Shakespeare’s most classic tragedies, Othello. The eponymous character is a highly esteemed general in Venice. Iago is his trusty (or not so trusty) sidekick. But when Othello promotes another soldier to serve as his personal lieutenant, Iago is shrouded with jealousy, and begins a deadly plot of revenge.

What: Rude Mechanicals Presents: Othello

When: November 7-8 at 7 pm, November 9 at 2 pm

Where: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in the Michigan League

How Much?: $5 for students, $8 for adults

While you wait for the show to begin, check out this intimate and intense monologue (and almost hilarious) clip from the 1995 film “Othello”: Because who else could play any Shakespearean character other than Gilderoy Lockhart?

Beware of the green eyed monster, my friends.