About: Titus Andronicus is a play about revenge. When Roman General Titus Andronicus victoriously returns from war with the Goths, he buries his dead sons and sacrifices the eldest son of the Goth Queen, Tamora. She vows to get even for the murder of her son and what follows is the chain reaction of violence begot from violence. It’s a play that explores the sensationalism of pain. This retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy is the same story with a dozen murders set within the context of a contemporary picnic: one world becomes another and we see violence through the familiar. The value of the Other, a human life, is in constant flux.
Titus Andronicus explores the dangers of placing one’s own ambitions, or a collective ambition, over community. Titus Andronicus is a warning.
Directed by: Karmen Paley
Content Warnings: rape/sexual assault, abuse, child abuse, self-harm and/or other intentional self-injury, excessive or gratuitous violence, kidnapping, forced deprivation of/disregard for personal autonomy, death, pregnancy/childbirth, blood, torture, mental illness, discrimination and/or bigotry, white supremacy, war