Arts note: Shakespeare Festival's 'Othello' includes Broadway and local performers
Billy Eugene Jones, whose Broadway credits include performing in “A Raisin in the Sun” and understudying for the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in “The Mountaintop,” will star in the title role in the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival production of “Othello” this summer.
Joining Jones on the Forest Park stage May 25 as Desdemona will be New York performer Heather Wood, who earned who undergraduate degree at Saint Louis University. St. Louisan Bruce Longworth will direct the production. Other St. Louisans involved in the play include actors Joneal Joplin and Jerry Vogel and costume designer Lou Bird.
Rehearsals for “Othello” begin April 24.