presented by Balagan Theatre
With fourteen killings, six severed members, several rapes, a live burial, one case of insanity and one of cannibalism, the world of Shakespeare's epic Titus Andronicus is a hard one for most of us to relate to, but the world in which America was founded was no less ruthless. Balagan Theatre brings to life the legendary brutality of Titus Andronicus by setting it in our own not-so-distant past: the early American West. This bloody masterwork is presented starkly and intimately in the Capitol Hill Arts Center's Lower Level. "The United States was founded through cunning and ruthless acts inspired by greed and the lust for power," director Beth Peterson writes. "These 'olden' days have been idealized for generations, glorifying the success and ignoring the treachery of our wild ways. But as we become a more enlightened society, we seem more open to explore the ugliness of our beginnings."
WHAT: Titus Andronicus
by William Shakespeare, directed by Beth Peterson
WHEN: January 18th - February 3rd Thursday-Saturday performances at 7:30pm Sunday matinees at 2pm
PRICE: General: $10 in advance, $15 at the door Students, Seniors and TPS Members (w/ ID): $9 in advance, $12 at the door Balagan Theatre Season Pass - $20 (includes the 3 remaining shows – Titus Andronicus, The Equation, and The Spinning. Available only at the door).
WHERE: The Capitol Hill Arts Center
- Lower Level 1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 www.capitolhillarts.com for directions
TICKETS: Brown Paper Tickets
or by calling 1-800-838-3006
FEATURING: Patrick Allcorn, Juniper Berolzheimer, Benjamin Dunn, Curtis Eastwood, Adam El-Sharkawi, Andy Evans, Chad Evans, Banton Foster, Heather Gautschi, Helen Harvester, Ryan Higgins, Will Hyman, Broadus Mattison, Brandon Petty, Sean Patrick Taylor, Lyam White, and Daniel Wood