Taking Shakespeare by John Murrell with The Human Race Theatre Company Directed by Aaron Vega
When a longtime, disillusioned college professor is asked to tutor her dean’s son through his freshman Shakespeare class, she finds it to be as much a test for her as it is for him. Although they seem to have nothing in common, as they explore the Bard’s Othello together, they learn more about each other—and themselves—than either is ready to admit. While they draw strength from the play, they come to understand what it means to live up to expectations.
"Set in a non-descript town on the ground floor of an old house, attractively realized with disheveled, lived-in finesse by designer Dan Gray, “Taking Shakespeare,” delicately directed with atmospheric acuteness by Shakespeare devotee Aaron Vega, is primarily fueled by a very impressive cast, certainly one of the best assembled on the Loft stage this season. -Dayton Most Metro