"Othello: The Remix," the Q Brothers' exhilarating hip-hop interpretation of Shakespeare's play, has become a huge hit and the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre has just extended the production by seven weeks through June 15.
More than half the audiences that have so far come to the show- which features four multi-talented actors backed by an onstage deejay - are first-time attendees at the Shakespeare Theatre. Encouraging high attendance is the relatively low ticket price of $20 for those under age 35.
In other good news, the show, which had its world premiere in London last summer at the Globe Theatre as part of the Cultural Olympiad, will be returning to London this fall for a three-week engagement at the Unicorn Theatre.
For Chicago Shakespeare tickets call (312) 595-5600 or visit WWW.chicagoshakes.com.