The Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Othello lacks a tragic dimension not because it highlights Othello’s “Otherness,” but because it eschews any vestige of grandeur or nobility.
Bill Rauch and company keep the superficial contrivances hurtling along at a fast enough pace so we aren’t given much time to think.
Perhaps the yuck factor of Night is a Room’s sexual proclivities elicits giggles as a cover for not knowing how or for whom to care.
Director Bill Rauch’s concept and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival company have, in a small space, created an achievement of monumental, yet personal, proportion.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is an annual theatrical adventure for many on the West coast, and should become one for the rest of the country – but make reservations early.
Pulitzer prize-winning dramatist Robert Schenkkan is chained to a dreary, fact-driven approach in “All the Way,” tossing in bits and pieces of “what if” for unconvincing dramatic effect.