See 'Em On Stage Presents TITUS ANDRONICUS

See 'Em On Stage Presents TITUS ANDRONICUS

The Big Easy Award winning See 'Em On Stage: A Production Company ("Lizzie"-Best Musical 2016) presents William Shakespeare's violent, horrifying, and darkly comedic tragedy Titus Andronicus. Known as "Shakespeare's bloodiest play", the production will star Ron Gural in the title role of Titus and Trina Beck as the vicious and vengeful Tamora. These two New Orleans veteran actor previously starred together in Shakespeare's King Lear with the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. The cast also includes Monica Harris (Aaron), Clint Johnson (Saturninus), Mary Pauley (Marcus), Levi Hood (Lucius), Kali Russell (Lavinia), Kyle Woods (Demetrius), Nathaniel Twarog (Chiron), and Eli Timm (Bassianus). Khiry Armstead, Graham Burke, Marie Becnel, Kevin Macku, and Matt Story all play various roles.

The production is directed by Christopher Bentivegna (Big Easy Award--Best Director for "Lizzie"). Bentivegna will also serve as costume designer. Caroline St. Amant is the stage manager. RoBert Young is the lighting designer. Christopher Grim is the scenic designer/painter and will provide live musical underscoring for the production. Eli Timm is the props coordinator. Kali Russell is providing choreography. Robert Blue is the construction designer/carpenter. Alexander Osborn is designing the gore, special effects, and illusions. Alex Wallace is the fight choreographer and Elizabeth Zibilich is the assistant wardrobe stylist/alterations.

Known for their previous blood splatter shows (Evil Dead: The Musical, Musical of the Living Dead, The Toxic Avenger: The Musical), See 'Em On Stage will be utilizing street magic, custom-made prosthetics, and gallons of fake blood to bring this classic tale of murder and revenge to life just in time for the Halloween season.

Titus Andronicus tells the fictional story of the Roman army general Titus, who becomes caught in a cycle of revenge with the alluring and destructive Tamora, Queen of the Goths. Although it was extremely popular in its day, by the later 17th century it began to fall out of favour due to the extreme graphic nature of its violence. Its themes of using power as a self-serving device and the senselessness of violence are very timely for modern audiences.

Titus Andronicus runs October 20, 21, 22 and 26, 27, 28, 29 and November 2, 3, 4, and 5 at The AllWays Theatre (former Theatre at St. Claude) at 2240 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $30 for VIP admission. Discounts are available for theatre artists using the code THEATREBLESSINGS. All performances are at 8pm.

PHOTO: Ron Gural (Titus) and Trina Beck (Tamora) Photo by Bethany Fagan

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