Titus Andronicus Jr.

comedy · table 8 productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere
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SUZE CAMPAGNA certified reviewer June 13, 2016
Funniest thing I've ever seen on stage, certainly a must see.... full review
NATHANIEL BEAVER uncertified reviewer June 13, 2016
I enjoyed the concept: Having 8th graders perform Shakespeare's most violent play ever! It was a clever & funny idea that was executed well. ... full review
DANIEL FAIGIN certified reviewer June 13, 2016
Very funny show. Full writeup at http://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=11648... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 13, 2016
GREAT PERFORMANCE! ... full review
MONICA GREENE certified reviewer June 14, 2016
tagged as: absurd · hilarious · pure joy · kids · shakespeare · delightful
This was just delicious. I loved the premise, and the absurd turns this production kept taking. Definite favorite of the Fringe for me, GO!... full review
ELLEN DOSTAL certified reviewer June 16, 2016
These kid have done their homework and handle Shakespeare’s text quite well. It’s actually pretty funny watching them nail characters normally played by adults in this particularly gruesome horror/tragedy adaptation. The concept is beautifully absurd and offers a lot of laughs.... full review
LUCIAN MILLAR certified reviewer June 17, 2016
This is the best theater I've seen in years. Props to Dawson Middle School for such a distinctive approach to Shakespeare's work.... full review
TREY PERKINS certified reviewer June 13, 2016
Under the careful direction of Troy Heard, the young cast shines and the one older gentleman of the group commands attention and prowls the stage as a hapless and heartbroken teacher with nothing to lose. Fearless in its portrayal, the show ventures to places where many other stage plays would stumble and falter. Shows helmed by Troy Heard are never predictable, sometimes visceral, but always enjoyable. The audible gasps around me elicited from the happenings onstage were a testament to the rapt attention and personal investment maintained from the audience. It's not a show that you'll snooze through. ... full review
ESTHER MIRA certified reviewer June 16, 2016
tagged as: comedy · dark · children · funny · shakespeare · bloody
Titus Jr. is bloody brilliant! I was so impressed with the level of understanding the young actors had with the text of Titus Andronicus as it is (in my opinion) one of Shakespeare's more difficult plays. I had no idea what to expect when I sat down to watch Titus Jr. and I am happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the whole show. I especially loved the twist ending (which I won't give away). Kudos to Mr. Benjamin and his drama class at Dawson Middle School! This is a must-see show at Fringe, don't miss it!... full review
RACHEL FLANAGAN discover hollywood magazine certified reviewer June 12, 2016
Shakespeare is commonly read and performed in schools all over the country but it is rare that school-age youths are encouraged to read or perform Titus Andronicus. Thought to be Shakespeare’s first tragedy, it is his bloodiest and most violent but Mr. Benjamin thinks that this is the perfect play for the students at Dawson Middle School to perform for parents, friends and family in the 2016 Hollywood Fringe performance of Titus Andronicus Jr. Mr. Benjamin is not very happy with some of the parents in the audience and certainly not happy with his life, as his wife has just left him. It seems Mr. Benjamin has taken some creative liberties in the script for Titus Andronicus in hopes to win back his ex and his students’ ae going to pay the pr... full review