TITUS ANDRONICUS Set for Free Performances at The Schapiro Theatre This Weekend
The lamentable tragedy of TITUS ANDRONICUS by William Shakespeare will perform free shows at The Schapiro Theatre, located at 605 W. 115th Street, New York, NY. The production runs today, January 10-12, 2014.
In TITUS ANDRONICUS, the Hero of Rome returns to an empire divided between brother and brother. To soothe the troubled shades of his twenty-one dead sons - he murders the Goth Queen's eldest, hewing his flesh on a sacrificial pyre. To return the favor, the Queen, her lusty sons, and her lovely Moor dig a bottomless pit for the Andronici to drown in. As reprisal, rape, and ruin run mad, the jaws of vengeance yawn wider and wider.
Shakespeare's first and fiercest tragedy wades knee-deep in blood, a messy meditation on the high cost of vengeance. Served a la carte and without a break (sliced and diced to get the meat off the bone), this dismembered dish is a brutal feast for the eyes, ears, the tongue - the kind of meal you can't miss, if you can stomach it.
With no intermission and a less-than-90-minute-runtime, this is breakneck bard done the way the philosopher saw life: nasty, brutish, and short -- performed with a cast of young actors from a wide array of backgrounds, an emphasis on bringing the text viscerally to life and off the page.
DATES & TIMES:
Friday, January 10 at 7:30pm (First Course)
Saturday, January 11 at 7pm (Second Course)
Saturday, January 11 at 10pm (Late Night Special)
Sunday, January 12 at 3pm (Dessert)
Admission is FREE. Reservations encouraged. Email email@example.com. Directions: Take the 1 Train to 116th Street. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/680874965264402/ or follow the show on Twitter: Twitter.com/TitusNYC. Plus, check out the production's Kickstarter page at www.kickstarter.com/projects/366369336/titus-andronicus.
directed by Matt Minnicino
assistant directed and choreographed by Julia Sears
produced by Gracie Terzian and Emily Macleod
stage management by Rose Bochner
production management by Jill Woodward
lighting by Mike McGee
costume consultation by Noel Grisanti
props by Dianne Nora