I’ve already been in 4 plays this year, plus started a business. Most people wouldn’t be this stoked to jump into another hectic show right after the last one ended, but that wasn’t really an option for me. I never would have forgiven myself if hadn’t at least auditioned for this show. I may never get the opportunity to be in Titus Andronicus again.
Hell, I’ve never even seen the show. If Shakespeare conjures ideas of politely gesticulating, mustachioed Brits soliloquizing about love, you might want to sit this one out and stick to the ward Trunk-or-Treat. The reason being, that Titus is too gory for the general theater-going populous.
If, however, you think the The Castle Ampitheater’s spooky backdrop will set the perfect ambiance for an evening, if you like the idea of standing in the splash zone [of blood] sounds epic, and if you embrace the off-beat or irreverent you will not want to miss this.
We have 10 performances. I’ll be playing the formidable antagonist, Tamora, for 5 of the shows and a mish-mosh of some smaller parts for the other 5 (see below for more details). I am honored (and intimidated, definitely intimidated) to be sharing the part of Tamora with Jessamyn Svensson, who has been involved with Grassroots for years. She really knows her shit and she’s a top-notch performer through and through. If you care about seeing me in a bigger part, come on one of the nights I’ll be Tamora, otherwise, you’re going to see an amazing performance from Jessamyn as well.
This show has some very adult content (no nudity though…I don’t know why everyone asks that as a follow-up to ‘adult content’), so don’t bring your kids. That’s what the Grassroots Shakespeare summer tour is for. For a more comprehensive list of things to know before purchasing your tickets check out this blog post by cast member, Alex Ungerman.
Are you excited about Halloween? Because I am…
Performances: Oct 17 – Nov 1
Oct 18, 24, 27 & Nov 11th (to see me as Tamora)
Note that there will be 2 performances on Halloween, one @ 8 pm and one at midnight. We haven’t decided yet which one I’ll be doing and which one she will. More info to come!*
Tickets: $7 – $17 (click here for detailed pricing info and to purchase tickets online)
Location: The Castle Amphitheater, 1300 E Center St., Provo, UT 84606
*UPDATE: I’ll be doing the 8pm Halloween show and Jessamyn will be doing the midnight one!