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News Blood and Puppets Collide in Puppet Titus Andronicus, Opening Tonight The Puppet Shakespeare Players and STT Productions present the world premiere of Puppet Titus Andronicus – a new comedic take on Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus performed in the style of Avenue Q – at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre, opening July 24.

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 features 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 with 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 through Aug. 17 at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street). Tickets are $49 and can be purchased at

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