By Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Guest Director Ted Lange
In 1833, a celebrated African-American actor is called upon to step into the role of Othello at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden after the production’s legendary lead actor takes ill, shocking both audiences and critics with his revolutionary acting style in this piercing biodrama about race and performance.
Red Velvet is presented as part of Ohio State Theatre’s Raw Theatre Program. The program’s aim is to create new opportunities within the season by staging work with smaller casts, a compressed schedule, and a smaller budget. As with any professional company, the challenge becomes finding unique artistic solutions with intentionally limited resources.
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