Staged by leading Broadway and Chicago director Gary Griffin, this award-winning play chronicles the seldom-told, true story of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who challenged convention by taking the London stage as the first black Othello in 1833—sending shockwaves through the city at a time when anti-abolition protesters rioted in the streets.
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Chicago Shakespeare Theater is committed to bringing outstanding theater to persons with disabilities, including hearing and visual impairments. Accessible seating is available in both theaters, as are large-print programs and assistive listening devices. If disability assistance is required, please call the Box Office at 312.595.5600. Visit http://www.chicagoshakes.com/access for information on Duo-Interpreted Sign Language performances and Audio-Described Performances.
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