TITAN takes on Shakespeare's "Star-Crossed Lovers"
TITAN Theatre Company continues to build its reputation for creating stripped down,
muscular, and visceral productions of the Bard's works. Anticipating that
ROMEO & JULIET will be no different, this unique "Two Hours Traffic" perspective
will have audiences on the edge of their seats waiting to see how this well-known
"The choice to make ROMEO & JULIET our next show was terrifying,” says director
Lenny Banovez. “It's a very difficult play to do well. For me it's not solely about the
love story, but about the dangerous world surrounding them. Children are killing each other in the streets and no one is really doing
anything about it. Where are the parents? This absence of watchfulness leaves five kids dead.
That's a problem….and that's the story that needs to be told. The love story and that beautiful language will be there, but to create texture and the passion the play deserves, we need that dangerous world to place the story in. And that's the challenge that we at TITAN are ready to take on."
TITAN has assembled one of its best cast and design teams yet. TITAN favorite Jordan McArthur will play Romeo while Chicago actress Erin Orr will make her New York debut as Juliet. This stellar cast also features Broadway Vet Terry Layman (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Proof, 12 Angry Men, The Rehearsal) as Friar Lawrence, Brendan Marshall-Rashid (Steppenwolf, Goodman Theater, Chicago Shakespeare) as Mercutio and TITAN Associate Artistic Director Laura Frye (Milwaukee Chamber Theater, Virginia Shakespeare, Teatro Franco Parenti) as Tybalt. The cast is rounded out with TITAN alumni Michael Selkirk, Tristan Colton, Jonathan Hicks, Marc LeVasseur, Kate Gunther and Stefanie Resnick, as well as TITAN debuts by Amanda Renee Baker and Tressa Preston.
ROMEO & JULIET is directed by Artistic Director Lenny Banovez and produced by Managing Director Kevin Beebee. Set consultation by Rachel Finn, lighting design by Jason Fassl, costume design by Kristen Singer, sound design by Chris Flores, fight choreography by Alexis Black, technical direction by Carrie Brandt and stage management by Ashley Zednick. ROMEO & JULIET will also feature a soundtrack highlighted by music from Brooklyn based band DEAD LEAF ECHO.
ROMEO & JULIET runs April 26th-May 12th at The Secret Theater in Long Island City. Tickets are on sale now and are $15 online and $18 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets online visit www.TITANtheatrecompany.com
TITAN Theatre Company Presents:
ROMEO & JULIET
by William Shakespeare
Runs April 26th- May 12th
at The Secret Theater in Long Island City
Tickets on Sale Now!!