Friday23Feb 2018

Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief

by Paula Vogel, directed by Nanci Carol Ruby

Friday, February 23, 2018 7:30pm - 10:00pm
2018-02-23 19:30 2018-02-23 22:00 America/Los_Angeles Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief MC WALTMAR THEATRE Moulton Hall- Waltmar Theatre College of Performing Arts

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Moulton Hall- Waltmar Theatre

General Public

Everyone is welcome to attend

In Desdemona, A Play About A Handkerchief, Paula Vogel takes us on a journey behind the scenes of Shakespeare’s Othello. We meet the female characters of this story in sharp contrast to their original depiction. The tragedy is that each woman struggles alone, using the others as means to an end. There are no innocent victims in the female-dominated room Vogel creates, but outside the door, a palpable and senseless violence awaits. Much like Shakespeare’s Othello, Vogel’s Desdemona is a cautionary tale. Can Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca forge a trust before it is too late?

$20 general admission; $15 seniors 65+, alumni, and non-Chapman students; $10 Chapman students, faculty, and staff.


Linger a bit longer after the show to enjoy a lively and engaging talk-back with Chapman panelists from a wide array of disciplines who will explore many of the themes presented in the play:

DeAnn Yocum Gaffney, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Senior Assocoate Dean of Students

Rev. Nancy Brink, Director of Church Relations, Fish Interfaith Center

Dr. Jocelyn Buckner, College of Performing Arts, Department of Theatre, Theatre Studies


You can contact the event organizer, College of Performing Arts at or (714) 997-6624.

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