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Commonwealth Shakespeare Announces Lead Sponsor


John and Linda Henry, the lead sponsors of this summer's Commonwealth Shakespeare Company production of Othello, participated in the “Meet and Greet” with cast and creative team. CSC Artistic Director Steve Maler (at left) showed the Henry’s the set model and designs, joined by Othello stars Seth Gilliam (right, playing the title role) and James Waterston (center, playing Iago).  Performances of Othello begin July 28th at 8 pm and run through August 15th.

John and Linda Henry, the lead sponsors of this summer's Commonwealth Shakespeare Company production of Othello, participated in the “Meet and Greet” with cast and creative team. CSC Artistic Director Steve Maler (at left) showed the Henry’s the set model and designs, joined by Othello stars Seth Gilliam (right, playing the title role) and James Waterston (center, playing Iago). Performances of 'Othello' begin July 28th at 8 pm and run through August 15th.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) is pleased to announce that the John W. Henry Family Foundation will be the lead sponsor for this summer’s production of Othello, starring Seth Gilliam as Othello and James Waterston as Iago. The production begins performances on the Boston Common on July 28 and runs through August 15. Established in 2004 the John W. Henry Family Foundation is dedicated to supporting community organizations like CSC whose work make Boston a world-class city brimming not only with excellent sports teams, but also with extraordinary arts organizations.

“CSC is one of the great traditions of Boston,” said Linda Pizzuti Henry. “We are thrilled to support an institution that has enlivened the parks and the city for fifteen years. CSC is a gift to the City of Boston; it introduces new audiences to live theater and Shakespeare, and best of all, it’s free and open to everyone.”

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is Boston’s annual producer of Shakespeare on the Common. CSC performances have been seen by over half a million people since the company’s founding in 1996. In addition to the annual Boston Common production, CSC offers a summer “Tour of the Parks,” with a Shakespeare-inspired program designed for families as well as other Shakespeare-related programming throughout the year.

Compiled from the press release courtesy of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (website | profile | tag archive).

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