Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Othello: Enjoy the Moor Unless You're Poor

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ewan McGregor, and Kelly Reilly were in Donmar's Othello, and I heard tickets were going for $1500. I don't know whether to be impressed or disgusted. I like the idea of a Shakespeare production being so good or so hyped that people go insane enough for it that they are willing to pay as much for a ticket as most people pay for their first car, but how is anyone who isn't pulling in six figures supposed to see a play like that?

This is what the New Yorker had to say about it.