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TITUS REDUX August 28th- September 12th, 2010
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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

****"thrilling end-of-summer
theatrical extravaganza" ****

StageSceneLA.com


**** 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

 

READ THE TITUS REDUX ARTICLE
IN THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Titus Redux in Los Angeles Times

 

READ THE TITUS REDUX ARTICLE IN LA STAGE

 

Limited Engagement.
14 performances only at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

AUGUST 28th - SEPTEMBER 12th

Award-winning companies
Circus Theatricals
& Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble present:

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
John Farmanesh-Bocca

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.

CAST

Titus

Jack Stehlin

Tamora

Brenda Strong

Lavinia

Margeaux J. London

Marcus

Nicholas Hormann

Chiron

Vincent Cardinale

Demetrius

Dash Pepin

Aaron

John F. Bocca

 

Cellist

Houmayoun Khosravi

PRODUCTION

 

Exec. Producer
Managing Director
Circus Theatricals

Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin

Not Man Apart Development Director

Kym Sawtelle

Associate Producer / Circus Theatricals Vanessa Waters

DESIGNERS

 

Costume Designer

Allison Leach

Dir. of Photography

James Skylar

Lighting Designer

John Rousseau

Special F/X Jason Collins
Sound Adam Phalen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TITUS REDUX at

THE KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE
9820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Buy Tickets

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or call : 1-877-369-9112
Groups/Info: 310-701-0788

Email us: jeannine@CircusTheatricals.com

Running Time: approximately 100 minutes / no intermission.


More about Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble

Press Release

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READ THE TITUS REDUX ARTICLE
IN THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Titus Redux in Los Angeles Times

READ THE ARTICLE IN LA STAGE!

 

Jack Stehlin and Brenda Strong on KPFK Radio 90.7 FM "Arts in Review" with Julio Martinez

Listen to the Radio podcast

 

Titus Redux Director John Farmanesh-Bocca on Dr. Eric Dyson show

Listen to the Radio podcast

 

 

           
       
 
           
           
       
 
         
         
 
 

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