"Titus Andronicus" -- $15 for Mefites (use code MEFI)
posted October 4, 2011 6:02 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri October 7 at 8:00 PM, Access Theatre
380 Broadway, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
"Blood and revenge are hammering in my head!" My play, Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS, is opening this Friday night! I'd like to invite NYC mefites to come see the show -- and if you do, please say hi afterwards. I'll be there. The tickets are normall $18, but I've created a discount code (MEFI) which will allow metatfilter folks to get in for $15. See you there!
"The comfortable company of actors give the easygoing appearance of a group of friends gathered together to perform...strengthening each relationship and plot development in the play. Whether you're familiar with the poetic language of Shakespeare's plays or not, the actors make sure the action is impossible to not follow. They work very well individually, but better still as a group."
- talkinbroadway.com

Tickets $15 for all performances, call 212-868-4444 or visit smarttix.com.

Use code MEFI when ordering tickets for discount.

Folding Chair Classical Theatre presents Shakespeare's first tragedy, a bloodthirsty tale of a decorated war hero and a defeated queen locked in an increasingly lurid cycle of violence and vengeance. Murder, rape, cannibalism, betrayal, beheading and behanding are served with a sickly smile and a slice of pie.

Indie theater Shakespeare star Seth Duerr* (Macbeth with Liev Schreiber, Romeo and Juliet with Lauren Ambrose, both for Public Theater/Shakespeare In the Park; artistic director, York Shakespeare Company) makes his Folding Chair debut as Titus with Folding Chair vet Lisa Blankenship (title role in The Duchess of Malfi) as Tamora, the vanquished queen determined to destroy him.

Tre Davis* (Public Theater/Shakespeare In the Park's Hamlet with Michael Stuhlbarg) plays the thoroughly villainous Aaron with Ian Gould* (The Weir and Our Country's Good with Folding Chair, seasons at Great Lakes Theatre Festival and the Idaho and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festivals) as the corrupt emperor Saturninus.

Folding Chair Classical Theatre brings this gory tale to life with its signature fast-paced, minimalist style that strips the play down to its raw essence. We invite you to join us.

Performances Oct 7-29 Thurs. and Fri. at 8PM,
Sat at 3PM and 8PM.

At Access Theatre
380 Broadway between Walker and White Street


"Completely delightful...a fast-paced, highly enjoyable little Midsummer. Best $18 I've spent on entertainment in ages."
- Shuttleworth on Shakespeare, Lincoln Center's Shakespeare blog, on A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2011

"A lovely evening in the theater that leaves one with a smile and a longing for a boilermaker or at least a pint of Guinness."
- offoffonline.com on The Weir, 2010

"Fresh, gutsy, and exciting...another jewel in Folding Chair's crown." - New Theater Corps, the blog of PBS's Theater Talk, on Cymbeline, 2008

"A thoroughly enjoyable production." - nytheatrecom on Pericles, 2009

"[A] bracing revival...the entire cast delivers with passion and intelligence." - Back Stage on Folding Chair's production of Our Country's Good, 2008

"Superbly directed and acted...a cast that will wow you."
- New Theater Corps, the blog of PBS's Theater Talk, on Our Country's Good, 2008

"Tak[es] each moment and allow[s] it to spiral into chaos - and bring[s] the audience with it, thrilled and horrified."
- The Happiest Medium.com on The Duchess of Malfi, 2009

"Passionately work[s its] way through the many layers of the play....This is a wonderful production."
- nytheatre.com on Benefactors, 2008

*Member, Actors' Equity Association
posted by grumblebee to Performance (9 comments total)

posted by Jahaza at 12:10 AM on October 5, 2011

I will be out of town. :(
posted by TrishaLynn at 3:49 AM on October 5, 2011

Can't make the opening (talk about your late notice!) but I will try to see this.
posted by grobstein at 4:04 PM on October 5, 2011

OK... so I might be free on Friday for part of the evening. What's the running time?
posted by Jahaza at 8:26 PM on October 5, 2011

It's 2:40. It moves along at a brisk pace, but we're doing it almost uncut.
posted by grumblebee at 6:29 AM on October 6, 2011

Got a ticket for tomorrow night.
posted by Jahaza at 9:34 PM on October 13, 2011

Which is to say, tonight, since I posted that after midnight.
posted by Jahaza at 8:51 AM on October 14, 2011

I hope you enjoyed it!
posted by grumblebee at 5:59 AM on October 17, 2011

E train failure and my leaving work late meant I didn't make it! But I'm going to try again on the 28th!
posted by Jahaza at 9:42 PM on October 17, 2011

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