A highlight of Shakespeare 400 Chicago, the Q Brothers’ Othello: The Remix, a hip-hop adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, is playing now through May 8th at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier.
Spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats, this production has toured widely since its world premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe as part of the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad. It returns after playing to sold-out houses of multi-generational audiences in Edinburgh, London, Australia, Germany, South Korea and Poland. Othello: The Remix is presented in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare. Tickets are available here.
Shakespeare 400 Chicago is a yearlong festival that was spearheaded by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, inviting the city’s world-class institutions and leading artists from around the globe to interpret and re-imagine Shakespeare’s work in 850 events on stages and in museums, parks, schools, neighborhoods and even restaurants across the city throughout 2016.