Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" -- $15 for Mefites (use code MEFI)
posted October 24, 2011 12:46 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu October 27 at 8:00 PM, Access Theatre
380 Broadway, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
It's been an amazing ride, and we have just four performances left! It's always awesome when MeFite's come. It's like family. Since I know some of you by username but not by face, please say hi if you come. I'm the guy at the door, taking the tickets. (And the director.) Shows this week: Thurs 8pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm and 8pm. Tickets.
Here's the press release:

"Blood and revenge are hammering in my head!"

"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

Folding Chair Classical Theatre presents
TITUS ANDRONICUS
by William Shakespeare

Tickets $18 for all performances at www.SmartTix.com or call 212-868-4444

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

PRAISE FOR FOLDING CHAIR CLASSICAL THEATRE:

"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 (8 comments total)

....Weird question -- is there a guy named Ian Hill in your cast?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:49 AM on October 25, 2011


I LOVE Titus! My favorite Shakespeare to see produced. Unfortunately, I will miss it, but thank you for posting!
posted by the young rope-rider at 1:58 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


....Weird question -- is there a guy named Ian Hill in your cast?

No. There's a guy named Ian Gould, though.
posted by grumblebee at 6:19 AM on October 26, 2011


....Ian Gould is who I'm thinking of, I believe, anyway.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:20 AM on October 26, 2011


I am going on Friday with a couple friends.
posted by grobstein at 1:39 PM on October 26, 2011


Awesome. I have a good feeling about the Friday night show. It's been all total strangers in the audience for the past couple of weeks. Tomorrow night friends of various cast members are coming. Everyone is excited.
posted by grumblebee at 5:36 PM on October 27, 2011


Any advice on when to arrive for good seating?
posted by grobstein at 7:32 AM on October 28, 2011


Sorry I didn't see this for so long. If you arrive 15 min prior, you'll be fine.
posted by grumblebee at 3:21 PM on October 28, 2011



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