Friday, June 11, 2010

Titus Andronicus = Coriolanus + Hamlet + Ophelia = Me

I'm exceptionally happy to say that I've accepted the title role in Titus Andronicus, to be produced this fall for The Philadelphia Fringe Festival by Plays & Players, and directed by Liam Castellan, a Philadelphia director and sometime-actor.  Plays & Players works out of a lovely auditorium in Center City, near Rittenhouse Square.  Plays & Players was established in 1911 as a community theatre and has begun the formal process of becoming a professional non-profit.  Because Titus Andronicus will first show as part of the 2010 Philadelphia Fringe Festival it should draw a good audience of dedicated theatre goers who will be making their way among many venues.  

Titus is one helluva role:  one part Othello, one part Coriolanus, one part Hamlet, and one part Ophelia (yes!  the arrows scene:  watch it back to back with Ophelia's flowers and herbs scene.  They're much the same.)  I'm also looking forward to making my Philadelphia theatre debut.


4 comments:

Harold Phillips said...

Congrats, David! That's truly wonderful news!

suzy vitello soulé said...

You go, David! I'm so happy for you!

Jon said...

Fantastic, David! As you say, a helluva role. The Grand Tradition of the actors who've played it: Laurence Olivier, Trevor Peacock, Anthony Hopkins, David Millstone. I'm there!

Congratulations!

Signore Direttore said...

¡Huzzah!