Desdemona, a play about a handkerchief
by Paula Vogel
Directed by John Rensenhouse
June 24 – July 20, 2008
UMKC Performing Arts Center, Room 116
& Vanessa Severo
What if Shakespeare’s heroine Desdemona is not as innocent as she seems? By looking at her motives and desires from a distinctly modern and perspective, Paula Vogel explores Desdemona’s sexuality, marriage to a much older man and her friendships with her maid Emilia and the low-class tart, Bianca. This hilarious play is a perfect and lively complement to the production of Othello presented by the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival this summer.
Director – John Rensenhouse