Othello

“Bridget Kathleen O’Leary directs her cast in a production that is honest and true to the play without elaborate staging and unnecessary touches. This is a production for audiences who want to hear the story, feel what the characters are going through, and don’t need a lot of extras to hold their attention. O’Leary also keeps the performances emotionally honest and from becoming too large or calling too much attention to themselves.” – David Brooks Andrews, The Herald News

Othello gets a thoroughly honest, and moving, production from Actors’ Shakespeare Project at the Modern Theatre, with stellar performances from John Kuntz as Iago and Johnnie McQuarley as Othello. If this isn’t an “Othello” to die for, it’s pretty close.” – Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe

“The strength of the performances by the leading actors, combined with O’Leary’s careful mining of the intent of Shakespeare’s words, make this production of Othello a cautionary tale, but one that remains timeless.” – Iris Fanger, Theatremania


Elle Borders as Bianca and Montana, Josephine Elwood as Desdamona, Thomas Grenon as the Duke and Gratiano, Jennie Israel as Emilia and Brabantia, John Kuntz as Iago, Ross MacDonald as Cassio, Johnnie McQuarley as Othello, and Bari Robinson as Roderigo and Lodovico in Actor Shakespeare Project’s 2015 production of OTHELLO by William Shakespeare. Photo by Stratton M. Set by Eric Levenson, Lights by Chris Bursberg, Sound by David Reiffel, Costumes by Tyler Kinney • The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, September 23 – October 25, 2015