By Philippe Bowgen
20 Jun 2014
The Puppet Shakespeare Players combine Muppet style puppetry with improvisational comedy and first folio Shakespearean text techniques. Past shows have included Puppet Hamlet and Puppet Romeo and Juliet.
Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare's most violent and brutal plays – containing several murders, a rape and dismembered limbs. Puppet Titus Andronicus will feature silly-string gore, a bunch of angry goths, a villainous anthropomorphic boar and all of the deaths, dismemberment, cannibalism and crimes against humanity that make the source text so infamous.
Directed by Ryan Rinkel, Puppet Titus Andronicus features Adam Weppler, Sarah Villegas, Christopher Gebauer, Alex Offenkrantz, Tom Foran, Drew Torkelson, Shane Snider, A.J. Cote, Mindy Leanse, Ryan Rinkel, Ross Hamman and Abby Judd.
Set design is by Holly Trotta and Kevin O’Callaghan, lighting design by Leslie Smith, sound design by John Hull, costume design by Suzette Snider and puppet design by A.J. Cote.
The production runs July 24 - Aug. 17 at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street).
Tickets are $49 and can be purchased at telecharge.com.
For more information visit puppetshakespeare.org.