This Summer on the Stuart Olson Festival Mainstage:


Othello is a highly esteemed First Nations business executive. Iago is Othello's ambitious friend.  Othello’s achievements in the boardroom have allowed him to quickly climb the ranks and gain reputation as a fierce leader; however the color of his skin is a source of contention among certain peers. When Othello offers Michael Cassio a high-level promotion, Iago becomes deadly jealous and begins an evil and malicious campaign against the hero.  Tempers flare when Othello falls in love and elopes with the white daughter of his Board Chair, setting the stage for a tragic tale of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, and repentance.


 Much Ado About Nothing

Benedick returns from the Second World War - after a year away - to party with “the lads” in a pretty but sleepy resort town, and so resumes the “merry war” between Beatrice and himself.  They had a relationship, of sorts, before Benedick left, and Beatrice has been nursing a wounded heart by mocking Benedick ever since.  Benedick is a womanizer and playboy, who openly denounces the prospect of settling down; however his friends believe the two were meant for one another and hatch a plan to make them realize it.





Will Brooks (Othello)

Pamela Haig Bartley (Much Ado About Nothing)




Costume Design:     Jeff Chief (Othello)

Costume Design:     Beverley Kobelsky (Much Ado About Nothing)

Production Design:     Carla Orosz (Othello)

Music:     Gilles Zolty (Othello)


Acting Company (Alphabetical):


Kent Allen

Josh Beaudry

Skye Brandon

Rachel Cantin

Lauren Holfeuer

Nathan Howe

Jenna Lee Hyde

Michael Lawrenchuk

Gordon Portman

Jamie Lee Shebelski

Mikael Steponchev

Robbie Townsend



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