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Othello Polynesia


Tue 2 Jun 2009, 8:00pm
Wed 3 Jun 2009, 8:00pm
Thu 4 Jun 2009, 8:00pm
Fri 5 Jun 2009, 8:00pm
Sat 6 Jun 2009, 8:00pm

Where: Downstage Theatre, 12 Cambridge Tce, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00
  • Student: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Downstage

You've never seen Shakespeare like this before.

This tragic tale of revenge, betrayal, jealousy and love comes alive in modern-day Polynesia. With backing from Creative New Zealand, true to the original script and created in consultation with Oxford Shakespearean editor Professor Michael Neill, this play portrays Othello as the only palangi character in a brown society. Driven by the cunning manipulations of the malignant Lago, Othello Polynesia is a fast-paced, heartbreaking drama performed by one of New Zealand’s newest Polynesian theatre groups.

The Black Friars are a group of first-generation New Zealand born Pacific Islanders striving in their own personal quests for identity. They achieved awards in 2007 for the ‘Best Festival Newcomers’ in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and gained an honourable mention in the North and South Magazine ‘New Zealander of the Year’. In Othello – Polynesia, the company strives to bring Shakespeare to young people as they believe in the fundamental truths of human nature offered in his plays and their relevance to all of us today.

Othello Polynesia is coming to Downstage Theatre for a strictly limited week long season from Tuesday 2 June till Saturday 6 June, starting at 8pm each night. Prices for the show range from $20 for students to $25 for a full price ticket. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at (04) 801 6946 or in person at Downstage’s box office. For up-to-date information, prices and bookings visit

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