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October 11 – October 14

Chicago Youth Shakespeare’s production of Othello features the collaborative work of 15 talented youth actors and artistic contributors, ages  14-19, and examines one of Shakespeare’s most tragic and timelessly relevant stories through a contemporary lens that speaks directly to today’s young adults. Set on a modern day undergraduate campus, the play confronts issues of race, abuse, and identity, and the societal structures that perpetuate those very issues.

Othello runs approximately one hour with no intermission and will be followed by a brief, post-show talk-back with cast members and contributing artists.

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Chicago Youth Shakespeare [CYS] is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to putting Shakespeare’s timeless works into the hands of 21st-century teenagers. CYS provides innovative educational outreach programs and performances that connect young adults across Chicagoland with Shakespeare and with each other.  CYS is committed to providing a safe space for students of all backgrounds, and to fostering a diverse community of creative and compassionate global citizens.