Genre: Classical, Drama
by William Shakespeare, Directed by Chris Cotone

Inner Circle Theater Company presents Othello, a stunning portrait of the rich verbal imagery in Shakespeare's epic tale of love and sexual jealousy. The play explores the objectification of women and the destructive forces unleashed by the men who seek to possess them.

Othello, Pascal Beauboeuf; Desdemona, Sybille Bruun; Iago, Chris Cotone; Roderigo, Brian Greer; Cassio, Sam Chase; Emilia, Elizabeth C. Rosengren; Brabantio, David Lamberton; Bianca, Claudia Casamassimo; Lodovico, Brian Linden; Gratiano/Iago Understudy, Mick Bleyer; Montano, Galway McCullough; Senator, Charles Baker; Gentleman, Matt Walley; Soldier/Cassio Understudy, Shawn McLaughlin; Desdemona Understudy, Amy Flanagan

Stage Manager, Michael Ormond; Assistant Director, Elizabeth C. Rosengren; Fight Director, Galway McCullough; Costume Design, Angel Jones; Sound Design, Jewels Eubanks

TDF Vouchers Accepted

Cast: Pascal Beauboeuf, Sybille Bruun, Elizabeth Rosengren, Brian Greer, Sam Chase, Brian Linden, Shawn Mclaughlin, Matt Walley, Amy Flanagan, Angel Jones-Costumes , Jewels Eubanks-Artistic Director

Open:   03/17/06
Close:   04/02/06

Wednesday-Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm (except March 18 ) & 8pm
Sunday at 2pm
Theater:   Abingdon Theater Mainstage
Address:   312 West 36th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Claudia Casamassimo is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she spent her last year studying Shakespeare with Louis Scheeder at the Classical Studio.

Theatre roles include Princess in Love's Labour's Lost, Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing, Governess in The Turn of the Screw, Bianca in Othello, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Jolene in Raw with Cedar Lake Ensemble, and Suzy in Strictly Murder. She has also worked on several films with Brilliant Productions.

Mick Bleyer Gratiano/Iago Understudy

Credits include Our Son's Wedding, 365 Days/365 Plays; The Three Musketeers at North Shore Music Theatre; Iago in Othello; Rodolpho in A View From the Bridge; Productions of Macbeth at The Workshop Theater, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, and The Virginia Shakespeare Festival; Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate; Sebastian in Twelfth Night; multiple productions of A Chorus Line; and the National Tour of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Film credits include Across the Universe, the remake of The Manchurian Candidate, the upcoming indie feature Cains Mark, and several TV spots for Lufthansa Airlines and Spike TV. Mick is a member of the WorkShop Theater Company and serves as their Facilities Manager. He also sings with the award-winning vocal group, Marquee Five - www.marqueefive.com.

Actor / director / fight director Galway McCullough (SAG) moved to NYC from Minneapolis in the fall of '03, and hit the ground running. Less than 24 hours after his arrival he began his first fight choreography gig in the city. Since then he has continued to choreograph fights for theatrical, film and television projects, he's directed an Equity showcase, and worked as an actor on camera and stage-- most notably in the hit production of "Caligula" starring Andre de Shields at The Classical Theatre of Harlem. He has also recently joined forces with John Ficarra, Mike Yahn and Ray Rodriguez in Combat Inc. (see www.combatinc.com).

Charles Baker Senator
Charles Baker recently began studying acting to further a lifelong interest in Shakespeare. His experience now includes Escalus in Measure for Measure, American Theatre of Actors (James Jennings, Director), and a Senator and Gratiano in Othello, produced by the Inner Circle Theater Company at Abingdon Theatre. His training has been at The Michael Howard Studios, at HB Studios, and in voice and speech, with Shane Ann Younts.

Michael Ormond Stage Manager
*Michael Ormond studied at the University of Wisconsin with emphasis in the works of Eugene O'Neill and Directing.

Directing Credits Include:

Cex and The Sity, Tacit Agreement, Beyond The Horizon,The Glass Menagerie, Patio/Porch,Gene and Aggie

God's Favorite,Last of The Red Hot Lovers,Mornings At Seven,The Hobbit

As IS, Thirst,Anna Christie

Doonesbury, The Musical

He has appeared in

A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Tenderloin, Paint Your Wagon, Cabaret, Goldilocks, A Tale of Cinderella (NYSTI), Treasure Island,

Silver Skates, The Musical, West Side Story and many more.

His goal is to continue to direct and produce.