The Playgoer: Philip Seymour Hoffman as Iago

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Philip Seymour Hoffman as Iago

Okay, Public Theater, you have my attention.

Next season will include a co-production with LABrynth of Othello with Philip Seymour Hoffman and LABrynth colleague John Ortiz as The Moor. And the director is Peter Sellars of all people, who not only hasn't worked in NYC in ages, but whose staging antice, I fear, might also prevent me from actually seeing Philip Seymour Hoffman's Iago.

Also of note: a new Richard Foreman piece starring Willem Dafoe, which presumably will be a larger-scale production than we get from him in his claustrophobic* Ontological Theatre home base.

And a return of the highly praised The Brothers Size, as part of a now-larger work by feted new playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. (The piece is also playing right now at Princeton's McCarter.)

And new work by Suza-Lori Parks and Mike Daisey.

*correction: apologies for initially describing the 2nd-floor Ontological as "subterranean." Just feels that way, I guess.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And the cast also features Saidah Arrika Ekulona (award-winner for RUINED).