Shakespeare’s bloodiest revenge tragedy is set to be staged in Malaysian shores for the DPAC Arts Festival 2016 from July 30 to August 7.
A collaboration by the atypical, artistic theatre collective theatrethreesixty and Malaysia’s Shakespeare Specialist, KL Shakespeare Players, Titus Andronicus is presented in conjunction with the year-long #Shakespeare400 worldwide celebration.
While April 23 marked William Shakespeare’s birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death, theatre companies, directors and actors around the world celebrate the Bard’s indisputable creativity on stage.
One of Shakespeare’s rarely staged plays, Titus Andronicus revolves around Roman general Titus Andronicus, who brings home his dead sons and spoils of a ten-year war.
Amongst the spoils are Tamora, Queen of the Goths and her son, from whom Titus will extract his retribution. This act of tradition breeds a requital that will shake the foundations of Rome itself.
The play takes a violent look at the price of loyalty– where atrocities are considered sacrifices, and revenge is a zero-sum game where no one wins in the end. It asks difficult questions about the nature of complicity – where the conscience ends and the rule of law prevails.
Directed by theatrethreesixty’s artistic director Christopher Ling, Titus Andronicus stars Anrie Too, David Perico Lim, Felix Augustus, Nabil Zakaria, Shaun Chen, Sheila Wyatt-Beggs, Tan Meng Kheng, Tika Mu’tamir , Zulhusni Zamir and Lim Soon Heng in the title role.
Tickets for the evening performances at DPAC, on July 30 & 31, Aug 3 to 6 are at 8.30pm and matinee prformances: July 31 and Aug 7 at 3pm are priced at RM48/RM38 (consession). Purchase tickets online at Damansara Performing Arts Centre.