TITUS REDUX is a HIT!
PRAISE FOR TITUS REDUX:
****" an always-compelling Jack Stehlin plays General Titus Andronicus"
“An impassioned critique of the domestic legacy of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
“The Delivery of [Jack] Stehlin, [Brenda] Strong and [Margeaux J.] London, ensures the poetic resonance.”
Los Angeles Times
**** GO! *****
**** CRITIC's PICK! ****
This is Farmanesh-Bocca's piece (he also designed the sound with Adam Phalen), but there's no trace of his ego anywhere. He has turned the starring role over to Jack Stehlin, who makes Titus a stiff-backed soldier and a grade-A wacko. Stehlin is as gifted with the production's Shakespearean text as he is with the dance-combat, the comedic moments on film, and the silent moments of impending insanity. Opposite him, Farmanesh-Bocca's well-drawn Aaron is merely a sweet dad with one of those inevitable crushes on his neighbor's wife.
**** “Stehlin brings a weathered confidence to Titus when he is depicted on battlefields and as a model member of the army both on film and in live action.” ****
“(Farmanesh-Bocca’s) greatest strength as a visual conceptualist is as a choreographer, judging by the scenes that bring power to the "Titus" core. Altercations -- both realistic and surreal -- are his forte.”
**** Jack Stehlin
**** "dizzying theatricality" ****
“the fight scenes are truly exciting to watch, and Titus’s progressive descent into madness is downright chilling.”
AUGUST 28th - SEPTEMBER 12th
Written, conceived, and choreographed by Not Man Apart's
Titus Redux tells the tale of a warrior who returns home after five tours of duty in Afghanistan to bury his eldest son. Resolving to retire from a lifetime of killing on behalf of his country, he quickly discovers that the horrors of war follow him home...
Cast includes a seven-member ensemble, with Circus Theatricals' Jack Stehlin as Titus; Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress (Deperate Housewives) Brenda Strong as Tamora; three time Daytime Emmy Award winner Jennifer Landon (Margeaux J. London) as Lavinia; and John Farmanesh-Bocca as Aaron.
TITUS REDUX at
THE KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE
Running Time: approximately 100 minutes / no intermission.
Jack Stehlin and Brenda Strong on KPFK Radio 90.7 FM "Arts in Review" with Julio Martinez
Titus Redux Director John Farmanesh-Bocca on Dr. Eric Dyson show
Circus Theatricals is supported in part by the Los Angeles Arts Commission
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