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Iago's Plot

Shozo Sato, guest director

Master of Zen arts and emeritus faculty member Shozo Sato brings his distinctive style of design and direction to a new production of Iago's Plot, his original take on Shakespeare's Othello. As in the classic tale, doubt and jealousy fester in the mind of a military leader, Othello, fed by his ambitious lieutenant, Iago. Deception breeds jealousy and sends Desdemona, the "good wife" of her day, to a tragic end. Blending Kabuki performance style from Japanese theatre with bravura theatrics of the west, Shozo Sato reveals new truth in this classic tale of family dysfunction.

Talkback on Thursday, April 6

Join us for an exciting opportunity for direct audience engagement with our stage productions through a free talkback following Iago's Plot on Thursday, April 6. Talkbacks allow audience members to discuss the performance, play, design, and themes with artists and scholars in an informal give-and-take, question-and-answer format. Each talkback is hosted by a faculty member from the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

There will be no late seating for this performance.

This performance will last approximately two hours and 33 minutes, and includes a 20-minute intermission.

Event Details

Studio Theatre
Th Mar 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
Fr Mar 31, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sa Apr 01, 2017 - 3:00pm
Sa Apr 01, 2017 - 7:30pm
Tu Apr 04, 2017 - 7:30pm
We Apr 05, 2017 - 7:30pm
Th Apr 06, 2017 - 7:30pm
Fr Apr 07, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sa Apr 08, 2017 - 3:00pm
Sa Apr 08, 2017 - 7:30pm
Su Apr 09, 2017 - 3:00pm
Pick Five+: 24 / SC 23 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 25 / SC 24 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Illinois Theatre Series (4+ events) Price per show: 23 / SC 22 / STU 13 / UI & YTH 8

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