Desdemona is Pullitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's imagining of the Othello story, giving us her view of what the Shakespearean heroine might have gotten up to when she's not seen in the play. It wrestles with ideas of female sexuality and the agency women in differing classes have over their bodies, their sexuality, and most importantly; their futures.
This production is a good effort from the 3 performers. The accent work isn't perfect, but more notably the pacing of the performance was off. In order for the play to really sparkle, there needs to be a quick-witted snappy back and forth between the women, so that once the reality of Desdemona's fate sets in toward the end, it can come as a shock to the audience. The production moved too slowly in the beginning, meaning that the cold realization lacked in its potential impact.
Definitely a great script, that still makes us think, so worth checking out!