THE SOCIETY FOR THE DESTITUTE PRESENTS TITUS BOUFFONIUS
by Colleen Murphy
Adapted from William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus
Produced by Rumble Theatre and presented by The Cultch
Runs Nov 22 — Dec 3, 2017 at The Cultch's Historic Theatre
About the show:
Five actors perform a contemporary version of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus that one of them has penned…but they sometimes forget their lines, or they say what they want to, or refuse to stay dead when they are killed. Audaciously satirical and physical, The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius is an unflinching look at war, rage, grief, and the delicate intersection of the beautiful and the grotesque in our world today.
Written by two-time Governor General’s Award winner Colleen Murphy, The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius is the second play commissioned for Rumble’s contemporary adaptation program.
Directed by Stephen Drover
Featuring Sarah Afful, Peter Anderson, Craig Erickson, Pippa Mackie & Naomi Wright
Bouffon Coach: Michael Kennard
Assistant Director: Kim Sənklip Harvey
Production Design: Drew Facey
Lighting Design: Sophie Tang
Sound Design & Composition: Mishelle Cuttler
Movement Coach: Amy Rutherford
Stage Manager: Jan Hodgson
Apprentice Stage Manager: Shelby Bushell
Technical Director: Matt Oviatt
Nov 22 – 25, 28 – Dec 2 @ 8pm
Nov 26, Dec 2 & Dec 3 @ 2pm
No performances on Nov 27
Talkbacks: Nov 24, 26 & 28 and Speaker Series: Nov 29 & 30
Tickets start at $22 and can be purchased from The Cultch box office: online at tickets.thecultch.com, by phone at 604.251.1363, or in person at 1895 Venables Street
Audience note: This show contains potentially disturbing language and content. Please contact us if you would like more information.
The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius is made possible with support from The Hamber Foundation and was developed with the assistance of Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.