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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Kyle Hatley’s production of Titus Andronicus opens at The Living Room Friday night (previews start tonight at 8pm).  This remarkable play epic in it’s scope and ambition sees a rare staging here in Kansas City.  It promises to be moving, musical and mad.  Come out and see it now through June 24th.  8pm shows every night but Mondays and Tuesdays.  Robert Trussell of the Kansas City Start writes:

Now Hatley is back at the Living Room, a downtown performance venue where the stage configuration changes with every production, to direct a very different sort of play: William Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus.” It was the Bard’s first tragedy and is widely regarded as perhaps the worst play with his name on it. It’s also his most violent.

“I think it was a big experiment for him,” said Hatley, Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s associate artistic director. “It’s got all the marks of a young, inexperienced playwright. In any given Shakespeare play there are three or four unforgettable moments. But in ‘Titus Andronicus’ there are three or four unforgettable moments in every scene. I jokingly refer it to as Shakespeare’s big summer popcorn movie.”

ALLISON LONG

Tamora and Saturninus (Melinda McCrary and Forrest Attaway) are surrounded by murder victims in “Titus Andronicus.”

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