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Shade Tree traveling troupe comes to Mandan with Shakespeare tale

Prejudice. Jealousy. Gossip. Peer pressure. Consequences for your actions. All of these timeless and ageless quandaries come to life in “Othello – or tracking the green-eyed monster.”

The Shade Tree Players traveling troupe will be performing “Othello – or tracking the green-eyed monster” at locations in Mandan, Bismarck and Lincoln during the first two weeks of August.

“We travel around and bring Shakespeare to the community,” said director Amanda Perry. “It’s a fun, action-packed play that the whole family will understand and enjoy, and performing as a traveling troupe brings us back to the roots of the Shade Tree program.”

Performances of Othello in Mandan are set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Lion’s Park, 1000 Division St. N.W., and 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at H.A. Kautzmann Park, 500 Lohstreter Rd. N.W. Admission is a freewill donation to the STP Traveling Troupe.

The Shade Tree Players traveling troupe is made up of 17 actors, ranging in age from 12 to 18. Some of them have been involved with Shade Tree Players for years, others being a part of the summer theatre program for the first time.

In case of inclement weather, performances will take place at the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex, 1810 Schafer St. in Bismarck.

For more information, visit shadetreeplayers.com.