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Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 Street


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Apr 21 2024


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


New Plays Festival: Hermione

by Oded Gross

Saturday, April 20 @ 8 pm
Sunday, April 21 @ 3.30 pm
Sunday, April 21 @ 8 pm

Revenge, absolution, and racism are all front and center in this Shakespeare-inspired comedy that combines and reimagines the Bard’s The Winter’s Tale and Othello. The story follows Emilia, a woman seeking vengeance on her husband, the King of Sicilia, after he falsely accuses her of adultery and sentences her to death. In her quest for retribution, she joins forces with a man named Iago, who has a revenge scheme of his own

When advance registration for a performance has closed, tickets are often still available at the door. A standby list will be started in-person at the box office beginning one hour before the performance.

About the Playwright

Oded’s plays have been produced at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, Boston Court and Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. His adaptations include Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid, Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters and Gogol’s The Government Inspector. His farce Heart Attack With A Knife was produced at Kentucky’s Y.E.S. Festival. The Comedy of Romeo and Juliet, a satiric take on the Shakespeare classic played at the HBO Workspace, and his play, Dantino’s, an original Commedia about gay marriage was a finalist at Eugene O’Neill’s National Playwrights Conference. Currently, he’s getting his MFA at Columbia University.

About the New Plays Festival
Columbia University School of the Arts presents an expanded festival of new plays written by Columbia MFA Playwriting Students. The esteemed faculty who have nurtured these students, including Tony©, Pulitzer, and Obie Award winners such as James Ijames, Rebecca Taichman, Sarah DeLappe, Steve Martin, Will Eno, Karey Kirkpatrick and David Henry Hwang invite you to experience these innovative new playwrights.

Organized by Leslie Ayvazian, Theatre.