400 years after the Bard's death, Othello remains one of Shakespeare's most famous and mysterious plays. The Prequel to Othello, The Cause, My Soul explores the flirtation, the romance, the comedy and the drama that leads up to Othello's journey into love and politics. How does Othello woo Desdemona? Why does Othello promote Cassio instead of Iago? Were Othello and Emilia lovers? Remaining true to the characters created by Shakespeare, this production at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles is a timeless and relevant examination of one of theater's greatest tragedies.