Othello: The Remix
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Shakespeare Theater,
Fri 7:30pm, Sat 3pm;
Sat 8pm, Sat 10pm, Sun 3pm;
Jun 27 Thu 7:30pm;
Jun 29 Fri 7:30pm, Sat 3pm;
Jun 30 Sat 8pm, Sat 10pm, Sun 3pm;
Jul 04 Thu 7:30pm.
Ending: Sat Jul 27 10pm
800 E Grand Ave 41.892153 -87.607849 (at Navy Pier)
(312) 595-5600 chicagoshakes.com
Bus: 29, 65, 66, 120, 121, 124$20–$35
In their latest hip-hop adaptation of Shakespeare’s work, the Q Brothers and their co-conspirators, Postell Pringle and Jackson Doran (all ably backed by DJ Clayton Stamper), translate the Moor’s tale to the modern music industry. Though compressed and refreshed, both story and wordplay find rich parallels with the original text. The choice to keep Desdemona heard but not seen yields chilling returns in a murder scene that silences the beats—including our hearts’.