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OITNB’s Uzo Aduba Is Othello At Public

Emmy Award winner and star of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black Uzo Aduba will be Othello, opposite Heather Lind’s Desdemona, and Cynthia Nixon’s Emilia in Public Forum’s Drama Club: An Evening with Desdemona and Emilia, Monday, March 16 at 7:00pm.

publicLogoShakespeare’s Othello is known famously as a play about race and jealousy – but it’s also a play about sexual politics. Public Forum puts Desdemona and Emilia, two of Shakespeare’s greatest creations, center stage for a timely look at gender roles throughout the ages. The evening will feature Cynthia Nixon as Emilia, Uzo Aduba as Othello, Heather Lind as Desdemona,Tiffany Rachelle Stewart, Liz Roberts (of Safe Horizon, the largest domestic victims service agency in the country) and more.


PUBLIC FORUM, now in its fifth season, presents the theater of ideas: performances and conversations that explore dramatic literature as a way to understand society. Curated by Jeremy McCarter, this series of conversations and performances features leading voices in politics, media, and the arts.

Where: Joe’s Pub.
Ticket Price: $20.00 – $50.00 // $20.00 – $40.00 (Member Price)

Audba is a Boston University grad. She first garnered recognition as an actor in 2003 when her performance in Translations of Xhosa at the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts earned her a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play. In 2007, she made her Broadway debut, portraying Toby in Coram Boy. From 2011 through 2012, she sang “By My Side” as part of the original revival cast of Godspell at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

She can be seen in the breakout role of Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren, on the Netflix hit Orange Is The New Black. The third season drops June 12th, 2015.

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