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National Players present

By William Shakespeare


September 2 & 3, 2017 at 7:30PM on the Root Family Stage

Othello is a celebrated general returning home from the wars, but his dark skin and foreign origin inspire hatred from several people, especially the man he trusts most: Iago. As Iago twists Othello's love for his wife Desdemona, everyone becomes pawns in Iago's devious plots. This classic tale of identity, bigotry, and deceit is examined with contemporary clarity, combining Shakespeare's language with modern clothing to transform the drama into a powerful story for America today.

This production is part of Free Summer Shakespeare.




National Players present

Adapted and Directed by Natsu Onoda Power • A world-premiere adaptation of the classic Lewis Carroll novel


September 13-17, 2017 on the Historic Stage

An Alice for our time: a precocious girl, who's perfectly happy staying a kid, falls into a secret world where nothing seems to make sense and characters appear out of thin air. As she journeys through this 21st-century wonderland, Alice befriends a host of one-of-a-kind characters and must face her greatest fear.





National Players present

By F. Scott Fitzgerald • Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy


September 20-24, 2017 on the Historic Stage

In a time where success is expected and excess celebrated, Jay Gatsby is a god among men, yet without the love of Mrs. Daisy Buchanan he is unfulfilled. This fast-paced adaptation of Fitzgerald's novel brings the Jazz Age of New York to life as Daisy's cousin, Nick guides us through a world where love, opportunity, deception, and tragedy is always just around the corner.