WAGGA performer Abu Kebe will trade in high heels for Shakespeare in his new role.
Having played Lola in Albury Wodonga Theatre Company's Kinky Boots and on the Gold Coast this summer, Kebe will take on the title role in Othello for The Other Theatre Company in Albury during March.
The show's producer, Peter Uniacke, said Kebe was not originally cast in the role.
"However, he was up for the challenge and answered the call when unfortunately our original actor was forced to pull out of the production due to unexpected circumstances," he said.
"He is a fantastic Othello, and we really appreciate his dedication and enthusiasm so quickly stepping into the breach for us."
The Other Theatre Company will offer its seventh Shakespeare in Albury Botanic Gardens on March 6-7, 13-14.
Othello - the Moor of Venice follows the tragic course of events that befall the title character.
Othello is a respected and successful general of the Venetian Republic who falls in love with the beautiful Desdemona.
The couple marry secretly against the wishes of her father, a worthy Senator of Venice.
At the same time, Iago, Othello's experienced ensign has been passed over for promotion by the flash young Florentine, Michael Cassio.
Iago's jealousy has turned him to scheming hatred of his General.
Tickets on sale at trybooking.com or theothertheatrecompany.com.au.
The Other Theatre Company is a not-for-profit amateur theatre company, offering opportunities to Border performers and technicians of all ages to develop their skills.
BYO picnic, picnic chair or rug, or enjoy the food and drinks on offer.
A BYO permit has been obtained for the responsible consumption of alcohol.
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