BOTTOM LINE: This Shakespearean tale of race relations, jealousy, and betrayal is updated to reflect the times with modern attire and technology and commentary on the current climate between the Middle East and America.
“For she had eyes and chose me.” In gratitude and adoration, Othello (Ian Moses Eaton) relays how the fair and chaste Desdemona (Erin Cronican) came to gift him with her love and her hand in secret marriage. Her daddy Brabantio’s (John D’Arcangelo) response after going from being enraged to resigned? “Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see. She has deceived her father, and may thee.”...
BOTTOM LINE: In this stand-up comedy show Mike Lemme finds wry humor in his dysfunctional family and his struggles in New York City, soliciting much laughter from the audience and proving himself to be a comedian of significant talent.
Elissa Strauss, co-director of LABA, answered some questions about their awesome operation: "a laboratory for Jewish culture in which ancient Jewish texts inspire the creation of the new culture and thought." Read the interview to learn more and check out their upcoming programming at 14thstreety.org.