|Orcas Island Newsletter!|
You are invited to come enjoy our Shakespeare Festival on Orcas Island, featuring costumed performers, an Eastsound Parade, street theater, and a performance of ‘Othello’ by The Seattle Shakespeare Company. Clear your schedule for March 19 – 22, 2014.
The Stage on the Green, located in the heart of the island, will be home to numerous festival activities all day Saturday, March 22, including stage performances and music of the period. That evening, a performance of ‘Othello’ will be presented at the island’s version of “The Globe” – the 200-seat Orcas Center, the community’s performing arts facility.
If you have any questions, please email or call (360-376-2273) the Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, March 20
Reservations made at Sazio (360-376-6394), The Office Cupboard (360-376-2378), or at the Chamber of Commerce (360-376-2273) and at Brown Paper Tickets.
Friday, March 21
All-day Shakespeare Festival on Orcas Island, featuring street performances, a parade, performers from the Bellingham Circus Guild, a performance of ‘The Tempest’ by Spring Street School students, a farmers market & much more!
Tickets for the March 22 performance of ‘Othello’ by the Seattle Shakespeare Company are on sale now, and are available through the Orcas Center Box Office (360-376-2281) or its website. Tickets are also available at the Brown Paper Tickets website.
Synopsis: After the high-ranking general Othello bypasses Iago for a promotion, the cunning manipulator enacts his revenge. By playing on the Moor’s insecurities, Iago paints a false vision of Othello’s faithful wife, Desdemona, which leads to a murderous fit of jealousy..
The Shakespeare Festival wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of businesses and individuals on Orcas Island. Please thank them for making it all possible.
Orcas Island, one of the San Juan Islands, is famous for its natural beauty, and is often referred to as the “Gem of the San Juans.”
“The Chamber of Commerce is working with our business community to take part in the fun,” said Orcas Island Chamber Board President Michell Marshall. “Orcas Island will be transformed into a Salish Sea version of Stratford-upon-Avon. With an amazing variety of talented local artists, Orcas has earned the reputation as an ‘Island for the Arts,’ and this year’s Shakespeare Festival will only add to that reputation. And it doesn’t hurt we have our own William Shakespeare for the event,” Marshall said.