New York City
Spear Ensemble Theatre (SET) presents Titus Andronicus in a lean and powerful adaptation. One vengeful killing, ravishment, and dismemberment after another, the Shakespearean tragedy examines how revenge and love are expressed in a culture of violence. The eight member ensemble uses masks to distinguish between the heroic characters and their nemeses, bringing focus to the inherent duality of Man’s actions and choices.
Performances presented between November 3 and 5 benefit Each One Reach One programs. Each One Reach One aims to divert incarcerated youth from a life in prison through mentor-based performing arts and academic tutoring.
Performances are followed by post-show dialogues. Key note speakers facilitate modern day parallels to the story, providing a forum to bridge Titus with the present day, continuing dialogues that Shakespeare fosters, and opening alternatives for the future.
The Friday, October 20 performance is scheduled for 9:00 PM, rather than the usual start time of 8:00.