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National Theatre Live season kicks off with ‘Othello’

October 31, 2013
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts begins the 2013-14 National Theatre Live season with a broadcast of Shakespeare's classic "Othello" at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for LPCA members, and $10 for students 18 and under. Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.

About "Othello"

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Adrian Lester as Othello
(Photo — Johan Persson)

The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare's celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy.

Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester ("Henry V" at the National Theatre, BBC's "Hustle") takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear ("The Last of the Haussmans," "James Bond: Skyfall"), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner ("Timon of Athens," "One Man, Two Guvnors") following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre's recent production of Hamlet.

Othello, newly married to Desdemona - who is half his age - is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favor of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

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