Titus Andronicus

By The Players' Ring (other events)

12 Dates Through Jun 17, 2018

Bitter Pill presents William Shakespeare's mosst violent and bloddiest play Titus Andronicus.

After a decade of war with the Goths, Titus Andronicus returns to a leaderless Rome with his prisoners, the Queen of the Goths and her sons.  To appease the ghosts of his twenty-one sons lost in the war, he executes her eldest son and (of course) she vows revenge.  He then refuses to accept the title of Emperor of Rome which initiates a terrible cycle of cruelty, rengence and tragedy.  Rome slips into depravity and decay and the mighty fall.

.Titus Andronicus is a grotesquely ridiculous abomination of a play -- critics through the ages have said the same about the writing.  Yet it was very popular in Shakespeare's time and there has never been an equal.  It covers the gambit of family, politics and society in the most cruel and crude Shakespearian way.  That said, we at Bitter Pill will bring it to you with our own little twist -- original music, lots of makeup, tricks and treats, theatricalness, weirdness, pie and blood -- oh, yes, there will be blood!



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