“! Kahn's penetrating direction reels you in. It's so fresh, you feel you are hearing and seeing Shakespeare's drama for the first time.”
Susan Davidson, The Washingtonian
“Worth a trip to Washington ! An Othello so fine that I don't see how it could be bettered, except maybe by bringing it to Broadway, where more people can see it.”
Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
“Superb! Avery Brooks' brave portrayal of Othello is deep and comprehensive, adding sophistication and touching vulnerability. Expertly directed by Michael Kahn”
T.L. Ponick, The Washington Times
“A feast for theatergoers! Page is a perfect Iago – a stunningly intelligent and humorous villain.”
Deryl Davis, Washington Theater Review
“A great production! Michael Kahn, the genius behind the Shakespeare Theatre Company, is directing at the top of his form.
Peter Fay, WAMU-FM
“ Othello rises above the field . Avery Brooks is fiercely moving from beginning to end."
Gary Tischler, The Downtowner
“At all times engrossing!”
Peter Marks, The Washington Post
“It's rare to see a production of Othello in which the two lead actors deliver equally accomplished performances. Under Kahn's direction, Brooks and Page prove well-matched.”
J. Wynn Rousuck, The Baltimore Sun
“See it! Here is classic theatre at its best with a sterling cast to excite and intrigue an audience throughout. There's nothing not to like about this Othello .”
Bob Davis, WGMS-FM
“Absolutely stunning! This Othello soars to new heights.”
Marilou Donahue, Artistically Speaking
"Avery Brooks delivers a powerhouse performance as the self-doubting Othello. Shakespeare Theatre's Othello captures every human emotion with spirit and intensity."
Natalie Koss, On Tap
“This Othello will hold you in rapt attention as any good psychological thriller would.”
Rich Massabny, Arlington Weekly News CH 69
“Patrick Page's Iago, completely devoid of any compunction or moral principles, is fascinating to watch.
Brad Hathaway, Potomac Stages
“Startlingly lucid! Page's performance is pitch-perfect.”
Trey Graham, Washington City Paper