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Othello Opens the 5th Season at Playhouse on Park
Ticket Price: $15 previews, $22.50-$32.50
For Tickets, Contact: Venue



To kick off its fifth anniversary season, Playhouse on Park presents one of William Shakespeare’s most renowned tragedies, Othello.

This brutally honest, two-hour telling enters a world of war that we know all too well, and shows the power that love, jealousy, passion and pride have over our lives...and how no one is safe from the consequences of these passions!

This production will feature RJ Foster as the title role of Othello, Tom Coiner as Iago, Celine Held as Desdemona, and Jennifer Polansky as Emilia.Mr. Foster’s recent film/TV credits include Guiding Light, Fringe, Damages, Blue Bloods, and Made in Jersey.

He has also performed in Hamlet at Pearl Theater Company and Twelfth Night at Bristol Riverside Theatre. Mr. Coiner’s past appearances include Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Dromio of Ephesus in Comedy of Errors), National Theatre Conservatory (Jacques in As You Like It, Vershinin in Three Sisters) and the TV series Boardwalk Empire.

Ms. Held is a graduate of NYU Tisch, where she has portrayed Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Sylvia in Two Gentleman of Verona. Ms. Polansky was recently seen as the title  female role in Classical Theatre Project’s Romeo and Juliet.

Also appearing in Othello are Ted D’Agostino (Lodovico/Duke of Venice), Aidan Eastwood (Cassio), Emily Kron (Bianca), Troy Peckham (Montano), Austin Seay (Roderigo), Rob Tromp (Brabantio), and Patrick David Wheeler (Gratiano).

Performances run October 2nd- 20th.

Opening Friday performances will include a wine and cheese reception. Sunday performances will include a talk back with the cast and crew.

Preview tickets are $15.

Standard tickets range from $22.50-$32.50, with discounts for students, seniors, and Let’s Go Arts members.

Students rush tickets are available 15 minutes before curtain ($10 cash only with valid student ID).

Subscriptions for the Main Stage season, which includes Othello, are available.

For more information, visit or call 860-523-5900 x10.