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Titus Andronicus
Lee Center for the Arts
Seattle, WA
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Titus Andronicus
The actors in this production have labored purely out of love.  This event is free, but your generous donation will go directly to compensate the artists working on this show and is gladly accepted.  For your convenience, you can reserve and donate right now through BPT. You may also choose to reserve your tickets now and donate at the door (cash only at the door). Reservations are guaranteed until 10 minutes before showtime, and there will be no late seating.

From the upstart crow collective; the same team that brought you the popular and critically-acclaimed all-female King John in 2006. Their newest production brings together some of Seattle's most respected female classical actors, who rarely get to meet each other onstage within Shakespeare's work. Titus Andronicus explores the barbarism and brutality that lurks under the surface of civilized veneers and how revenge destroys humanity.

Titus Andronicus returns victorious from war and refuses to spare the son of his royal captive, Tamora, the Queen of the Goths. When Tamora is unexpectedly elevated to Empress of Rome, she grasps the opportunity to plot a revenge involving the brutal rape and mutilation of Titus' daughter. Titus then sets off on his own course of revenge, which culminates in one of the most horrific scenes in western drama.

Through the lens of an all-female cast, this bloody and macabre play takes a new approach to society's understanding of male brutality. Not only does an all-female cast complicate and force us to reevaluate our understanding of power and bloodlust, but it also allows for a dozen highly accomplished female actors to perform roles that would otherwise be played by men. upstart crow collective is a Seattle-based, all-female collective committed to creating classical works for a contemporary audience.

This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors Equity Association Members Project Code.

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Lee Center for the Arts (View)
On 12th Avenue at E. Marion St. (Capitol Hill)
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


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Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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