Thursday, July 29, 2010

Othello: 2010 Shakespeare on the Boston Common

Yesterday I went to opening night of Othello: Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common 2010.  It was a fun evening because we brought a picnic and we had seats with a good view.  I thought this was a decent production, with good lighting and sound, and free to boot.  It was sort of odd that they decided to go with 40's style costumes, but whatevers.

Here is the cast at the end of the show - see Othello in PJs and a post-drowned Desdemona.

Anyway, the show is about three hours long with a brief intermission.  It is showing till August 15, Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7 pm by the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common.  You can rent chairs for $4 (plus $6 upfront which you get back when you return the chair) - but beach towels work just fine too!  We had a nice potluck picnic with cucumbers, grape tomatoes, brie, crackers, orzo pasta salad, and olives.  Here was my freshly baked contribution.

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