Austin Shakespeare


Feb 13 - Mar 2

Event Details

  • Thu, Feb. 13
    8:00 pm
  • Fri, Feb. 14
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, Feb. 15
    8:00 pm
  • Sun, Feb. 16
    3:00 pm
  • Thu, Feb. 20
    8:00 pm
  • Fri, Feb. 21
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, Feb. 22
    8:00 pm
  • Sun, Feb. 23
    3:00 pm
  • Thu, Feb. 27
    8:00 pm
  • Fri, Feb. 28
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, Mar. 1
    8:00 pm
  • Sun, Mar. 2
    3:00 pm

All Ages

The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.



Austin Shakespeare presents Othello, February 13 through March 1 at the Long Center.

Othello is the tale of a hero lured into jealousy by doubts, manipulated by perhaps the greatest villain in all Shakespeare: Iago.  Discover a war hero in love with a young admirer, Desdemona. Early in the play, she flees her father’s home to elope with her celebrated Othello.  See how Iago, step by cunning step, tricks all those who surround him to trap Othello by his passion to be come a jealous monster.  Iago’s reason? None, other than that he hates Othello for being such a good person.

Experience this new production, celebrating the clarity of Shakespeare’s language with honest adherence to the story of Othello’s tragedy from the grandeur of nobility to the personal intimacy of true love. The sleek Rollins Studio Theatre becomes a crystal sparkling with luminous poetry and imaginative storytelling.

Spotlight on Opera
Spotlight on Opera, led by Cindy Sadler, will present music from the opera Othello from versions by Verdi and Rossini after the Sunday, February 23 matinee of Othello.  The Austin based opera troupe, will feature Lisa Alexander (who played “Marcellina” in Austin Lyric Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro and June Julian (who performed in Spotlight’s The Medium), accompanied by pianist, Chuck Dillard.  Cindy Sadler sang the witch “Hecate” in Austin Shakespeare’s Macbeth with Marc Pouhe.

About Austin Shakespeare
We strive to find the best classical actors in the Austin area; usually half of our casts have worked with Austin Shakespeare before and occasionally we bring in guest artists. We value designers. Our resident lighting designer, Jason Amato, transforms our stage world by taking us on a journey with his unique creativity. Artistic director Ann Ciccolella takes pride in casting a strong ensemble team from leads to character actors.  Austin Shakespeare’s board of directors supports the company’s theater of ideas and emotions.  At our core, we love glorious language. Our motto is to “celebrate the best within us.” Later in the season, we will continue our 30th anniversary of FREE Shakespeare in Zilker Park with the most romantic of comedies: As You Like It, the month of May at the Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre.  In late June, our Young Shakespeare teen actors will stage a professionally designed and directed production of The Tempest at Richard Garriott de Cayeux’ Curtain Theatre, a replica of an Elizabethan theater on the shores of Lake Austin.

Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.