Now that summer has come to a close, Montford Park Players opens its fall season with Shakespeare’s “Othello.” Performances are held in Asheville’s Masonic Temple theater (80 Broadway St.) from Thursday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 27. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Opening night, October 10, is Pay What We’re Worth night. “See the show, then pay what you think we’re worth,” says the Theater company. Tickets are available at www.montfordparkplayers.org and by calling the box office (254-5146).
From a press release: This tale of racism, love, jealousy and betrayal is another of Shakespeare’s greatest works. When his trusted ensign, Iago, convinces Othello, the Moorish general of the Venetian army, that his lieutenant is sleeping with his wife, Othello begins a slow descent into a jealous rage leaving us with a tragedy for the ages. Featuring one of Shakespeare’s greatest villains, one of his greatest heroes, and one of his greatest love stories gone wrong, Othello is a must see classic. Presented in film noir style, the production is directed by Jason Williams. For a video trailer of the show, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeHc0O2e1X8.