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Louis Butelli: Henry VIII in Alabama

Hello, readers of the Folger Theatre Production Diary! My name is Louis Butelli. I was a contributor here during Folger’s recent production of Othello, in which I played Roderigo. Last week, I was asked if I would put together a new posting for “y’all,” if you’ll forgive the colloquialism. Obviously, I agreed. There are several… Continue Reading »


Fare Thee Well

Hi there! It’s Louis Butelli, from Folger’s Othello, writing to you one last time. As they say, all good things must come to an end. I’m fairly certain they weren’t referring to this blog when they said it, but, regardless, this is my very last post. The first thing to say is: “don’t despair!” New… Continue Reading »


Vault Tour II and Closing Night

Hello again from your blogfriend Louis Butelli, lately of Folger Theatre’s Othello. I am very, very pleased to report the following couple of things! 1. We had an incredible closing night this past Sunday. We were sold to the rafters with standing-room-only audience members in the back of the theater, and we had a very moving… Continue Reading »


Terms of the Search

Hey there, blogfriends! It’s me, Louis Butelli. I play Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s production of Othello, which just closed on Sunday. The play may be over, but you haven’t heard the last from me. This is just a quick note to let you know that I’ve only got two posts left to go after this one…. Continue Reading »


Recording Othello

Hi from your pal Louis Butelli, aka Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s production of Othello. We’re heading into our final weekend of performances: the show must close this Sunday, December 4th. So if you’ve been thinking about picking up tickets to see us, now is the time. A couple of weeks ago, the company learned that the… Continue Reading »


Ten Questions: Janie Brookshire

Hello again from Louis Butelli, Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s Othello. You’ve got just eight more chances to see the show—we must close on December 4th! I’ve got a tasty little treat for you today. Janie Brookshire, who plays Desdemona in Othello, agreed to answer ten questions that I put together for her. Check it out—she’s got… Continue Reading »


Questions, Answers, and “Yoda”

Well, hello there, dear blogfriends. It’s your pal Louis, Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s Othello, coming at you with another blog post. One of the things the Folger Theatre does in association with its productions is conduct post-show discussions with students and members of the audience. Yesterday, we performed a student matinee in the afternoon and… Continue Reading »


A Tour of the Vault!

“When I was young and first read ‘OTHELLO,’ I thought the character of RODERIGO of little importance; it seemed introduced merely to fill up those vacancies of action which might otherwise have remained unemployed.” Hey, blogfriends! It’s your pal Louis, aka Roderigo in Othello, now on stage at Folger Theatre. No, the above is not… Continue Reading »


More Music Video Than MTV

Well, hey there, blogfriends! It’s Louis, Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s Othello, coming at you once again. Please forgive me for going quiet on you for a few days. As you may have heard, Othello has officially opened! On October 24, we had a fantastic performance, followed by a reception in the Library’s Great Hall. If you… Continue Reading »


Uncertainty Principles

Hello once again from your blogfriend Louis—Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s Othello, where we have now played five preview performances to consistently packed houses. You gotta get over here! Tonight, Sunday night, we will have our press opening. I wanted to take this opportunity to write one last post from the relatively safe cocoon of our “unexamined”… Continue Reading »