Sunday, October 03, 2010

Titus Closes

We had ups and downs as we worked to put up this production of Titus Andronicus, and small audiences were our bane for many--if not all--performances--but now on the morning after closing I already miss speaking those lines from downstage center.  The plot is ridiculous but the arias of grief are frequently stunning.  I love the images and the sounds and the emotional ride.  Titus is proud, cold, hot, heart-broken, furious, mad, cagey, resolved, charming, crass, and not least, funny.  Playing him will have warmed me up for the chances I hope to get to play Richard III, Leontes, Iago, and Lear.

I will also miss this particular cast.   Everyone was warm-hearted and worked with joy.  I ask for no more.

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