The Washington Ensemble Theatre doesn’t do things quite the way you’d expect, and Shakespeare’s play Titus Andronicus doesn’t really fit in with the rest of the bard’s works, so when the two are united you’re either going to get an overly ambitious dud or something quite extraordinary. According to the Seattlest review of the WET’s Titus, you can expect the extraordinary with this “startlingly beautiful, funny, and savage art performance.” Good thing there’s still time to see this play.
Titus shows through June 15 at the Washington Ensemble Theatre with performances at 8 pm, Thursdays through Mondays. Tickets run from $10 to $18 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets. The theater is located at 608 19th Ave. E.
“Political prisoners. Atrocious acts of violence and betrayal. Are there monsters in our midst, or just decent people driven to do the unthinkable by unthinkable situations? Shakespeare’s TITUS ANDRONICUS is known for being his bloodiest revenge drama, yet beneath the guts and gore lies an extremely personal narrative of grief and loss, told through some of the most beautiful words in the English language. Haunting, beguiling, and human, this is TITUS like you’ve never seen it before.”
Part of the WET’s mission statement reads, “The Ensemble is invested in the re-examination of the traditional approach to theatre-making…” and this production of Titus is no exception to that mission.