By William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by David M. Jenkins
Oct. 17 – Nov. 3, 2002
Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Jobsite Theater’s fifth season as well as The Center’s 2002–03 Great Clips Play Series opens with the Jobsite Theater/Center Theater Company co-production of the newest adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. This clever adaptation will be directed by Jobsite Artistic Director David Jenkins who has directed Jobsite’s past Halloween hits, Clive Barker’s The History of the Devil and Dracula.
In the story, Titus Andronicus returns to Rome after defeating the Goths, bringing with him Queen Tamora, whose eldest son he sacrifices in front of her to appease the spirits of Rome’s fallen. The emperor is dead, and Rome chooses Titus to name the new leader of the empire. Titus chooses the late emperor’s eldest son, Saturninus, and gives him his daughter Lavinia to marry. However, when Saturninus’ brother runs away with her, claiming her as his own, Saturninus quickly marries Queen Tamora. Through Saturninus, Queen Tamora plots revenge against Titus and his family. Beginning with the rape and mutilation of Lavinia, bloodshed and brutality run rampant, culminating in a cannibalistic banquet scene.
According to S. Clarke Hulse of Sparknotes.com, Titus Andronicus is a play with “14 killings … 6 severed members, 1 rape (or 2 or 3, depending on how you count), 1 live burial, 1 case of insanity and 1 of cannibalism – an average of 5.2 atrocities per act, or one for every 97 lines.”
Why Henry V?
In 2002 we produced a bloody, raw, and ambitious version of Titus Andronicus as our first full-length foray into the classics. We picked a lesser-known
MadLib the Bard Part Two!
After the tremendous success of our first MadLib the Bard game, we’re back with another! Here’s board and ensemble member Roxanne Fay with the deal
What’s Good? May 4 Edition
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Socially-Distant Soliloquies | Amy E. Gray
Amy E. Gray offers a Tamora monologue from Titus Andronicus.
Socially-Distant Soliloquies is inspired in part by the wild success of the end result of our MadLib the Bard! game and in part by the
Today I meet with composer Jeremy Douglass and aerial/circus choreographer Katrina Stevenson to talk about A Midsummer Night’s Dream, going into rehearsal in mid-December. I’m
Cast & Crew
- David M. Jenkins – Director
- Jason P. Ferguson – Stage Manager
- Sara Collins – Lavinia
- Jason Evans – Quintus / Publius / Goth
- Jonathan Harrison – Lucius
- Chris Holcom – Chiron
- Leah LoSchiavo – Alarbus / Nurse / Aemelius
- Justin McQuaig – Martius / Goth
- Ize Ofrika – Aaron
- Brandy Pedersen – Mutius / Young Lucius
- Ami Sallee – Tamora
- Brian Shea – Saturnius
- John Snell – Titus
- Katrina Stevenson – Marcus
- Mark Trent – Demetrius
- Jon Van Middlesworth – Bassianus / Clown / Goth
- Summer Bohnenkamp – Hair and Make-up Consultant
- Dickie Corley – Lighting Designer
- Jason Evans – Fight Master
- Catherine Hagner – Costume Designer
- David M. Jenkins – Combat Choreographer
- Brian M. Smallheer – Technical Director / Master Electrician / Lighting Designer
- Kevin Spooner – Composer / Sound Designer / Musician
- Steven Wright – Music Engineer / Musician
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