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Presented by Harvard Office for the Arts and Harvard African Students Association and Harvard Coop and Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge MA

Apr 16 2019

Experience Nobel Laureate TONI MORRISON’s one and only play: DESDEMONA.

Morrison's response to Shakespeare's Othello is an intimate dialogue of words and music between Desdemona and her African nurse Barbary, giving voice and depth to the female characters of the play. Toni Morrison transports one of the most iconic, central, and disturbing treatments of race in Western culture into the new realities and potential outcomes facing a rising generation of the 21st century.

In it's second-ever staging, Barbary will be brought to life by renowned DC-based

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The event will run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes and includes a panel discussion, an abridged staging of Shakespeare's OTHELLO, and the entirety of Toni Morrison's DESDEMONA.

The event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

Please be advised this production contains sexual and gender-based violence, sexual assault, racism, racial slurs, racial violence and suicide.

Contact: 6174962222


Sanders Theatre

45 Quincy Street, Memorial Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138