Puppets, Shakespeare, and Dee Snider - A World Premiere of PUPPET TITUS ANDRONICUS Begins Off-Broadway Tonight
The Puppet Shakespeare Players and STT Productions present the world premiere of PUPPET TITUS ANDRONICUS - a fresh, comedic take on Shakespeare's "worst" play performed in the style of "Avenue Q" - Off-Broadway at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. Directed by Ryan Rinkel, PUPPET TITUS ANDRONICUS will begin preview performances tonight, July 24 prior to an official press opening of July 30, and will continue to play through August 17.
It's "Avenue Q" meets the Reduced Shakespeare Company - PUPPET TITUS ANDRONICUS is a fresh, comedic take on Shakespeare's "worst" play, featuring silly-string gore, a bunch of angry goths, a villainous anthropomorphic boar and all of the deaths, dismemberment, cannibalism and crimes against humanity that make Titus the "poetic atrocity" that it is.
The cast of PUPPET TITUS ANDRONICUS will feature Adam Weppler ("Beckett in Benghazi"), Sarah Villegas ("Little Shop of Horrors"), Christopher Gebauer, Alex Offenkrantz, Tom Foran ("A Dream Play"), Drew Torkelson ("Digital Dilemmas"), Shane Snider ("Puppet Romeo and Juliet"), A.J. Cote ("Puppet Hamlet"), Mindy Leanse ("The Ruin"), Ryan Rinkel, Ross Hamman ("Pick Your Poison: All's Fair in Love and War") and Abby Judd ("Azalea Path").
Design team for PUPPET TITUS ANDRONICUS is set design by: Holly Trotta and Kevin O'Callaghan (inductee into the Art Directors Hall of Fame); lighting design by: Leslie Smith; sound design by: John Hull; costume design by: Suzette Snider; and puppet design by: A.J. Cote.
The Puppet Shakespeare Players combine Muppet style puppetry with improvisational comedy and first folio techniques to create a theater going experience that is truly unique. Past shows include: "Puppet Hamlet," and "Puppet Romeo and Juliet."
PUPPET TITUS ANDRONICUS will be performed today, July 24 through August 17 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) with a performance schedule of Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays through Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm (Please note: the opening night performance of PUPPET TITUS ANDRONICUS on Wednesday, July 30 will have a curtain time of 6:30pm). Tickets for $49 and can be purchased calling 212-239-6200 or online at www.TeleCharge.com.
For more information about PUPPET TITUS ANDRONICUS or The Puppet Shakespeare Players please visit www.PuppetShakespeare.org.