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Cultural Events Series Presents “Othello”
03/29/2004

Frostburg State University’s Cultural Events Series will present the Aquila Theatre Company’s production of “Othello” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7:30 pm in the FSU Performing Arts Center Drama Theatre. This Shakespearean classic is presented in partnership with FSU Department of English.

The play explores the destruction of a noble spirit. Othello, a Moor and mercenary soldier for the Venetian army, secretly marries Desdemona, the daughter of a powerful senator. Iago, Othello’s ensign, plots revenge after he is passed over for promotion. Envious of Othello’s conquests, he begins his revenge, cunningly using his position as confident to plant seeds of jealously and doubt in Othello’s mind about his wife’s fidelity. The audience becomes a part of the drama as Iago confesses his villainous plan to make “the net that shall enmesh them all” (Othello, Act ii, Scene 3).

“The New Yorker” has described Aquila’s productions as “beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect.” Founded in 1991 by producing artistic director peter Meineck, the Aquila Theatre Company has also won both critical and academic kudos for its work worldwide, and is the Company in Residence at the Center for Ancient Studies at New York University.

This presentation is part of “Shakespeare in American Communities,” a national theater touring initiative sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Sallie Mae Fund in cooperation with Arts Midwest.

To purchase tickets or to find out more information, call the FSU Cultural Events Box Office at 301-687-3137 or toll free at 1-866-TIXX-CES, or visit online at ces.frostburg.edu.

Additional packages include the Arts Gateway Packages, providing accommodations for two (at The Best Western Braddock in LaVale, Cumberland Holiday Inn or Rocky Gap Resort), selected meal options, transportation between the hotel and the FSU campus, a special gift at check-in, and two tickets for preferred seating for the Cultural Events Series performance.

You can also add a Dinner Show Package to your ticket purchase and transform the performance into a social event. The Dinner Show package provides you with complimentary transportation to and from the FSU campus to any one of five participating restaurants, including BJ’s at the Gladstone, Gehauf’s, Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant and Harrigan’s Restaurant.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu