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SUNY Oswego’s ‘Desdemona’ shakes up women’s roles

OSWEGO, NY – Previewing Feb. 28 and running March 1 to 3 in SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Hall lab theatre, Paula Vogel’s “Desdemona, A Play About A Handkerchief,” promises to take audiences to a parallel universe for the key women in Shakespeare’s “Othello.”

'Desdemona' shakes up women's roles

‘Desdemona’ shakes up women’s roles

Othello’s wife Desdemona (Dana Ernst, right) is an adventurous vixen, Bianca (Clare Barawski, left) is a prostitute dreaming of marriage and Iago’s wife Emilia (Robin Rubeo) is a prudish confidant and maid on a mission.

Tickets for the theatre department production, under the direction of faculty member Joan Hart Willard, are priced at $5 for the preview and $13 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students) for the regular run.

Tickets are available at all SUNY Oswego box offices, online at tickets.oswego.edu or by calling (315) 312-2141.

The play is recommended for ages 16 and above.

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