O, a retractatio of Shakespeare’s Othello. Honor, jealousy, betrayal and the fall of a warrior.
A modernized version of “Othello” as seen through the lens of “Law and Order”. Othello, head of a specialized FBI unit, falls prey to the machinations of one of his oldest and most trusted agents, Iago and slowly succumbs to a monstrous jealousy. Based on the Folio text, this scaled-down and streamlined version brings Shakespeare’s notions of honor, jealousy and betrayal into a world entirely recognizable for a contemporary audience.
Premiere February 6th 2019 in the Internationales Theater Frankurt
Clarity, dialogue, and community are three of our guiding principles in bringing classical stories to the uniquely international community that is Frankfurt. In all our work the author’s story is in the primary focus, but the staging lifts the socially relevant themes to stimulate the minds of our culturally diverse, international audience.
Shakespeare is a universal playwright we immediately identify with for classical theater. But we don’t perform only Shakespeare. Works by Moliere, Marlow, Schiller, Chaucer, Lope de Vega etc. in English translation or original versions are on our planning list. This autumn we present “ An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen with the German premiere of a new translation by Deborah Dawkin and Erik Skuggevik (By arrangement with Penguin Books Ltd, a Penguin Random House company). In winter a lively staging “Lysistra” by Aristophanes will also rock the stages of the Internationales Theater, where we play our 2018/19 season. Both productions are modern english translations to appeal to a modern audience and intentions of the authors.
The stage is the botanical Garden Frakfurt. The audience accompany the actors through the garden and experience a dynamic, animated performance in the original text. The story is communicated through the gestures and physical relationships.
The story comes alive with music and the breath-taking atmosphere of the garden. Audiences leave the performance enchanted and enriched by this theatrical „adventure“.
Enjoy an unforgettable evening in magical surroundings.