Titus Andronicus

Press photo for Titus Andronicus (May 29 - June 22, 2014) Second Glance Photography
Performance Dates
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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.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
120 minutes

Cast

Performer
Role
Titus Andronicus
Mutius, Young Lucius, Nurse
Saturninus
Marcus Andronicus

Creative Team

Costume Designer
Choreographer for plays
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Other
Masks by Aaron Cromie
Blood Effects by Casey Kaleba