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DESDEMONA:
A PLAY ABOUT A HANDKERCHIEF

by Paula Vogel

SPRING 2022

at the Capitol hill arts workshop

 

The world’s a huge thing. It is a great price for a small vice.

The three female characters from Shakespeare's Othello tackle friendship, relationships, sex, and liberation in the back room of the castle while the story of Othello (and its dire consequences) unfolds around them. Told through a third-wave feminist lens, this raunchy romp through feminism is a hilarious and poignant delight.

 

Featuring original music from Manuela Osorio

REVIEWS

"This surprisingly poignant comedy. . .offers a feminist twist on a male-dominated story." -  Peter Tabakis, The DCist

"We Happy Few’s backgrounding of the play with contemporaneous pointers to unity in gender-hegemony dissent is brilliant." - John Stoltenberg, DC Theater Arts

DIRECTED BY

Kerry McGee & Emilia Pazniokas

FEATURING

Raven Bonniwell

Paige O'Malley

Gabby Wolfe

& Manuela Osorio on violin

DESIGN

Debora Crabbe & Jon Reynolds (producing)

Rachel Dixon & Makenzi Wentela (stage management)

Jason Aufdem-Brinke (lights)

Ivania Stack (costumes)

Ellys Abrams (assistant costumes)

Emily Sucher (intimacy)

Jon Reynolds (set)

Louis E. Davis (sound)

Rose Talbot (props)

Aria Velz (dramaturgy)

Stefany Pesta (graphic design)

Rachel Dixon (production management)

Robert Pike (videography)

Mariah Miranda (photography)