Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to see Othello presented by the Portland State University Department of Theatre and Film and the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Lincoln Performance Hall. For $12, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $24 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, November 11, at 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 30 minutes before each show.
In Venice, all it takes to destroy a man is a stolen handkerchief. With this keepsake lifted from Desdemona, Othello's sweet-tempered fiancée—plus a few whispered rumors—the conniving Iago unravels the life of his superior officer. Even before the inevitable bloodbath, Shakespeare riddles his work with questions about the nature of evil, gut-churning depictions of jealousy, and the first known use of the phrase “green-eyed monster” to describe a Shrek.
Lincoln Performance Hall
In a sense, Portland State's Department of Theatre and Film is at the very center of the university. Its stately home, Lincoln Hall, was the first building erected on campus, in 1911. 475 plush seats curve around the stage of Lincoln Performance Hall inside, built with lots of leg room and a steep incline that insures excellent visibility even during plays cast with the tiniest of actors. The theater underwent a total renovation in 2010, and in addition to the visible facelift, backstage improvements now allow the department to mount even more elaborate productions.