Desdemona, A Play About a Handkerchief
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In Desdemona, A Play About a Handkerchief, playwright Paula Vogel retells William Shakespeare’s classic tale of Othello from the point of view of the thankless heroine, Desdemona. Classically, Desdemona is portrayed as a sweet, chaste, innocent victim of Iago’s scheming. Paula Vogel goes a step further and poses the question, “What if Desdemona wasn’t so innocent after all?” This entertaining and delightfully irreverent story poses poignant questions about women’s roles, sexuality, and the search for fulfillment.
General Admission: $10 | Students: $5
Desdmona is produced by The Actors Group, a local, no-frills company focused on solid acting and telling the stories that so often get overlooked in our community. This production is directed by Amy Rene Byrne. Amy is currently an adjunct professor at Lycoming College. She is a Tennessee native that now resides in Williamsport. Her MFA in Theatre is from West Virginia University. The cast is comprised of two Lycoming College seniors, Taylor Kendra (Desdemona) and Pamela Williams (Bianca), and one long-standing member of The Actors Group, Susan Guinter (Emilia). This cast brings grace and skill to a raunchy, entertaining production.