Titus Andronicus "Bleeds" onto the Converse Stage
Just in time for “Hallowe’en,” William Shakespeare’s darkest, bloodiest work makes its way to the Theatre/Converse stage. This epic tale of lust, power, and revenge was Shakespeare’s first tragedy and relays the story of Titus and his family, forever caught in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, the Queen of the Goths. Bloody, brutal, and beautiful, Titus Andronicus brings to life the relentless nature of war and revenge in a highly visceral fashion.
Performances run October 26-30th at 8 pm nightly except Sunday, the 30th, which is a 2 pm matinee only. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. For more information or reservations, call the Theatre/Converse Box Office at 864.596.9068.
The cast for Titus is composed entirely of Converse College students, featuring Sarah Hurley as Titus and Anushka Senanayake as Tamora the Goth Queen.
Directed by guest artist Megan McFarland, the performance is presented with an anime aesthetic and contemporary feel. Ms. McFarland is a longtime veteran of the classical stage, having worked extensively with the Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern, Alliance Theatre Company, and Georgia Shakespeare Festival, including their inaugural season. She has appeared in Titus Andronicus, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Twelfth Night, among many others. Most recently, she directed Laundry and Bourbon for Theatre/Converse and has been the Scenic Artist for the Converse Opera Theatre’s Productions of Suor Angelica, The Mikado, and Fiddler on the Roof.