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UpstART Theater’s No Holds Bard Company


August 4-7, 2023
The Wright Opera House

This band of merry urban professionals and Ouray locals presents the Bard’s works as they were meant to be seen — stripped down, limited sets, general lighting and all of the fast-paced energy of the Kingsmen. This summer they present Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello, in the historic Wright Opera House. This Shakespearean drama pits Othello, a heroic black general of Venice, against Iago whom he has passed over for a coveted military appointment. In retaliation, Iago brings about Othello’s downfall by implicating his wife Desdemona in an affair. Consumed by jealousy, Othello kills Desdemona and, upon discovery of Iago’s treachery, kills himself.

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