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Hartwick Theatre to Host Shakespeare Center’s 'Othello'

September 17, 2013

ASC's Othello at Hartwick CollegeHartwick College Theatre Arts will host theatre production Othello on October 6, 2013. The show, which will be performed by the American Shakespeare Center (ASC), will be held in Slade Theatre of Yager Hall at 7 p.m.

Tickets are free for Hartwick Students, $5 for Hartwick faculty, staff and non-Hartwick students, and $10 general admission. WICKit cards are accepted. For ticket reservations, call 607-431-4227 or visit the Production Manager's office next to the Lab Theatre on the Hartwick College campus.

According to the ASC, "In this magnificently complex study of extremes, Shakespeare pairs his most loving and trusting leading man with his most conniving and ruthless villain in a dangerous dance of deceit and revenge. The radiant language of love transforms into delirious ravings as his characters descend into jealousy, fear, and rage. Both expansive and claustrophobic, Othello is Shakespeare at the height of his creative power - a ravishing and unforgettable classic."

"I think Othello is a powerful and sexy piece of theatre," stated Jim Warren, ASC Co-founder and Artistic Director. "... Othello can be one of the greatest plays ever written when it's performed by amazing actors using Shakespeare's staging conditions. After seeing our production, we hope you think so too."

The performance is funded by the Hartwick College Department of English and Theatre Arts and the Foreman Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts.

For additional information on the performance, visit the ASC website or contact Theater Department Academic Intern Michael Seeber '13 at seeberm@hartwick.edu.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
E-mail: capullov@hartwick.edu 
Phone: 607-431-4031