TITUS REDUX August 28th- September 12th, 2010 This production is closed. This is an archival page.
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! *****
"the talents of seven fine performers are glorious, particularly Stehlin's powerful portrayal of pride crumbling into madness. " LA Weekly
**** CRITIC's PICK! **** Redux, indeed. Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" is modernized and retold weaving in strands of the original in this inventive work conceived, choreographed, and directed by John Farmanesh-Bocca and incorporating his films that enhance and fit seamlessly into the story.
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. Back Stage
**** DYNAMIC! ****
What Farmanesh-Bocca adds to Shakespeare is a disorenting nonchronological story that exposes the hypocrisy of a world that sees the Middle Eastern wars as just another reality show. - Hollywood Reporter
**** “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.” Variety
**** Jack Stehlin
and Brenda Strong shine in Titus Redux ****
"whether you are a Shakespeare lover or a theatre gumshoe, you would do well to see this performance. Utilizing dance, film, indie rock and contemporary jargon to re-tell the sordid tale, Titus Redux is a brave, brazen and at times hilarious re-imagining of William Shakespeare’s bloodiest play, Titus Andronicus. " - Movies, Music, Mayhem
**** "dizzying theatricality" ****
“the fight scenes are truly exciting to watch, and Titus’s progressive descent into madness is downright chilling.” LAist
****The cast is uniformly excellent****
including Brenda Strong as Tamora, Margeaux London as Lavinia, Dash Pepin and Vincent Cardinale as Titus' sons Demetrius and Chiron, and Nicholas Hormann as Titus' brother, Marcus Andronicus.
And then, of course, there's the amazing Jack Stehlin, who emotes and throws himself around the stage for two hours and never breaks a sweat! At the end of the day, I'm still a fascinated fan and will run to see anything that he and his Circus Theatricals company choose to produce." - SD Jewish World
TITUS REDUX An athletic, adrenaline-fueled re-telling of a Shakespearean tragedy of war, empire and madness
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.
Margeaux J. London
John F. Bocca
Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin
Not Man Apart Development Director
Associate Producer / Circus Theatricals
Dir. of Photography
TITUS REDUX at
THE KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE 9820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232