"Red Velvet" at Ensemble Theatre focuses on first black actor to play Othello

"Red Velvet" tells the story of the first black Othello on the English stage (Ensemble Theatre)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is giving people a chance to experience an historic moment in the London theatre with their premiere of "Red Velvet". The story takes us backstage of 1800s London to a time when actor Ira Aldridge became the first African-American man to play the lead character in Othello on an English stage. Jared Joplin and Kelly Mengelkoch explain more about the show and the history.

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