Director and Wise Fool founder Chani Ninneman issued a rare parental advisory for the performance, suggesting that it might not be suitable for small children. It part because of it's length, says Ninneman, but there's also a full compliment of Shakespearean-era dirty jokes and, of course, violence against women.
Here, Chani Ninnemen talks about the infinite adaptability of the Bard's plays to tell the stories that need telling throughout the 400 years of their existence.
Wise Fool Shakespeare's production of Othello runs through October 16. Showtime and ticket information is available here.