TITUS ANDRONICUS presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company through Nov. 2. I attended the opening night performance.
Director Jeremy Dubin embraces the absurdity of the script, making Shakespeare’s tragedy more a dark (and bloody) comedy. As the mayhem escalates in this murderous game of one-upmanship, the raucous opening-night audience was rooting for the deaths of these unredeemable villains.
The leads clearly relished playing the heavies, with great performances by Jim Hopkins, Miranda McGee, Maggie Lou Rader & Darnell Pierre Benjamin. Strong supporting work by Patrick Earl Phillips, Paul Riopelle and Rupert Spraul.
Congratulations to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company on a slashing good time, perfect for the Halloween season.
My rating: 4.75 out of 5.
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