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2021-2022 Season

After more than a year apart, we cannot wait to welcome audiences back to Court Theatre to experience our 2021/22 Season together. Next season provides opportunities for reflection, healing, and celebration as we transition back to live performances. We invite you to explore the plays further below.

The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

Oct 08, 2021 — Dec 05, 2021

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles Newell & Gabrielle Randle-Bent
Featuring Kelvin Roston, Jr as Othello

Othello—the noble general, husband, scholar, and traveler—fights for his life, right to love, and position in society. When Othello’s closest confidant objects to his actions, their brotherhood is shattered, provoking a series of tragic events for Othello and everyone around him.

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The Lady from the Sea

Feb 03, 2022 — Mar 06, 2022

by Henrik Ibsen
In a New Translation by Richard Nelson
Directed by Shana Cooper

When a sailor returns to fulfill their promise, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter must choose between her landlocked marriage and the mesmerizing allure of the sea. Hailed as a watershed moment in Ibsen’s writing, The Lady from the Sea dissects issues of duty, marriage, and agency with raw emotion and disarming resonance.

Two Trains Running

May 12, 2022 — Jun 12, 2022

By August Wilson
Directed by Ron OJ Parson

Amidst the Civil Rights Movement, Memphis Lee fights with the city to get a fair price for his restaurant which is slated for demolition. Meanwhile, the rest of the diner’s regulars search for work, love, and justice as their neighborhood continues to change and the rules are stacked against them.

Spotlight Reading Series

Court’s Spotlight Reading Series aims to rediscover plays by writers of color largely missing from the American stage. All Spotlight Readings are free and open to the public.

Spotlight Reading: Desdemona

Nov 08, 2021


Written by acclaimed novelist Toni Morrison, Desdemona puts the doomed heroine of Shakespeare’s Othello center stage to reflect on the events of The Bard’s tragedy. Infused with song, this play exploring Desdemona’s relationship with her nursemaid adds a powerful, female perspective on the events and characters of Shakespeare’s play.

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Special Events

Othellos in Dialogue

Oct 23, 2021


Join Production Dramaturg Jocelyn Prince for this conversation about how actors have approached portraying the character of Othello on stage. Featuring Court favorites Allen Gilmore and Kelvin Roston, Jr.

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