Titus Andronicus


Comedy is a tragedy happening to someone else... Seneca’s grisly Roman tragedies came back into vogue during the Renaissance, and Commedia dell’Arte players included their own violent delights in their repertoire of shows. Shakespeare knew of this genre both from Seneca’s classical writings and from the contemporary performances of itinerant Italian players. He clearly had these in mind when penning Titus Andronicus, his own contribution to the genre of Renaissance horror story. The play is not exactly a barrel of laughs, but it is too shocking to stomach as a drama. Faction’s fifth season ends with a shriek, as we bring you the funniest version yet of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play. In the Fools’ darkly comic take, something wicked becomes something wickedly delightful.

Presented by Faction of Fools Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$25 - $25

Discount Tickets Available Students, Seniors, & Military: $15

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Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/29/2014 - 06/22/2014
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 05/29/2014 - 8:00pm Pay-What-You-Can performance

Extra Performances

  • 06/16/2014 - 7:30pm


  • 06/01/2014 - 2:00pm
  • 06/05/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 06/13/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 06/21/2014 - 8:00pm

Open Caption

  • 05/29/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 05/30/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 05/31/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 06/01/2014 - 2:00pm
  • 06/05/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 06/06/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 06/07/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 06/08/2014 - 2:00pm
  • 06/12/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 06/13/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 06/14/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 06/15/2014 - 2:00pm
  • 06/19/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 06/20/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 06/21/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 06/22/2014 - 2:00pm
  • 06/16/2014 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Nello DeBlasio Titus Andronicus
Charlie Ainsworth Demetrius
Cori Dioquino Mutius, Young Lucius, Nurse
Daniel Flint Saturninus
Christina Marie Frank Tamora
Tyler Herman Chiron
Manu Kumasi Aaron
Miranda Medugno Lavinia
Toby Mulford Marcus Andronicus
Matthew Pauli Lucius
Production Personnel
William Shakespeare
Matthew R. Wilson
Costume Designer
Denise Umland
Set Designers
Ethan Sinnott
Props Design by Kristen Pilgrim
Sound Designer
Thomas Sowers
Movement for plays
Matthew R. Wilson
Casey Kaleba
Lighting Designer
Michael Barnett
Thomas Sowers
Masks by Aaron Cromie
Blood Effects by Casey Kaleba


Gallaudet University - Elstad Auditorium
800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
About the Venue:
Only 4 blocks from the booming H Street corridor, the Elstad is home to Galladuet Theatre Arts. The building houses two performance spaces, the Elstad Auditorium and the Eastman Studio Theatre. Faction of Fools Theatre Company is proud to partner with Gallaudet University as artists-in-residence.

Getting There

  • New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U (Red Line)
  • 8 blocks from NEW YORK AVE/NOMA metro station (red line). Bus 90 or 92: from FLORIDA AVE & 2ND ST NE and get off at FLORIDA AVE & 7th ST


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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