Reviews   |  Overview

William Shakespeare's
Titus Andronicus

Helen Hayes Awards Recommended

William Shakespeare's
Titus Andronicus

Adapted and Directed
by Matthew R. Wilson°

Gallaudet University
May 29 – June 22, 2014
Titus Andronicus Show Image   



The Washington Post calls Titus,
“visually arresting” “sanguineous bliss”
Read the full review, HERE!

“Highly Recommended” says DC Theatre Scene
“it will be be difficult to imagine Titus being played straight ever again”
Read the full review HERE!

DC Metro Theater Arts gives ★★★★★,
and raves, “very bloody and very funny”
Read the full review HERE!

Read our feature story in The Washington Post, HERE!

Read our feature story in On Tap Magazine, HERE!

Comedy is a tragedy happening to someone else...

Seneca’s grisly Roman tragedies came back into vogue during the Renaissance, and Commedia dell’Arte players included their own violent delights in their repertoire of shows. These “tragic” Commedia pieces were known under the genre of opera reggia, the “royal works” featuring nobles behaving badly-very badly indeed...

Shakespeare knew of this genre both from Seneca’s classical writings and from the contemporary performances of itinerant Italian players. He clearly had these in mind when penning Titus Andronicus, his own contribution to the genre of Renaissance horror story. The play is not exactly a barrel of laughs, but it is too shocking to stomach as a drama.

Faction’s fifth season ends with a shriek, as we bring you the funniest version yet of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play. In the Fools’ darkly comic take, something wicked becomes something wickedly delightful. Titus Andronicus will feature scenic design by Gallaudet Theatre head Ethan Sinnott and blood effects by local goremeister Casey Kaleba.
You’ll die laughing.
May 29 – June 22, 2014
Thu, Fri, and Sat @ 8pm // Sun @ 2pm
Mon, June 16 @ 7:30pm

Gallaudet University Theatre Arts Dept. LogoEastman Studio Theatre – Elstad Annex
Gallaudet University
, 800 Florida Ave NE, WDC
* Free Parking * Metro: Red Line, NoMa-Gallaudet U *
Click here for directions.

$25 general admission
$15 for students, military, and seniors
$10 for children 12 and under

Adapted and Directed by Matthew R. Wilson°
Written by William Shakespeare

Nello DeBlasio as Titus Andronicus
Charlie Ainsworth as Demetrius
Chema Pineda-Fernández as Bassianus
Cori Dioquino as Young Lucius
Daniel Flint as Saturninus
Christina Marie Frank as Tamora
Tyler Herman as Chiron
Manu Kumasi as Aaron
Miranda Medugno as Lavinia
Toby Mulford as Marcus Andronicus
Matthew Pauli as Lucius

Scenic Design by Ethan Sinnott
Costume Design by Denise Umland
Lighting Design by Michael Barnett+
Sound Design & Music Composition by Thomas Sowers
Fight Direction by Casey Kaleba & Matthew R. Wilson°
Blood Effects by Casey Kaleba
Properties Design & Assistant Blood Effects by Kristen Pilgrim
Masks by Aaron Cromie

Stage Manager: Sarah Conte
Assistant Stage Manager: Kathryn Dooley
Assistant Director: Rachel Spicknall Mulford
Dramaturg: Natalie Tenner

Sign Consultant/Interpreter: Dr. Lindsey D. Snyder

Running time: Approx 2 hrs, with one intermission;
No late seating. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.
ASL Interpreted Sun, June 1 @ 2pm,
Thurs, June 5, Fri, June 13 and Sat, June 21 @ 8pm.
Open Captioning available upon request.

Select performances ASL interpreted.  Open Captioning available.