The Shakespeare Project of Chicago theatrical reading series presents free Shakespeare.
Considered to be Shakespeare’s very first tragedy and by far his most violent, Titus Andronicus may have been co-authored with George Peale . It is representative of the the revenge tragedy genre, popular at the time. Titus, a victorious roman general, returns from the war with the enemy in tow. He publicly refuses to show mercy to his fallen foe, Tamora Queen of the Goths, and executes her son. Unexpectedly, Tamora is elevated to empress of Rome, locking the two in a titan’s battle for justice.
Is there ever a point in this play where justice is finally, truly served? Or is the play caught in an endless loop of retribution? And if the later, is loss of humanity the end result or is it just gory spectacle?
Dates Times Locations
Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:00PM, The Niles-Maine District Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00PM,, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois
Monday, Janary 14, 2019 at 6:30PM, Vernon Area Public Library*, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7:15PM, Mount Prospect Public Library*, 10 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, Illinois
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:15PM at Plymouth Place Senior Living, 315 N. LaGrange Road, LaGrange Park, Illinois (Tickets by invitation only)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:30PM at Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
An introduction to the play commences 15 minutes prior to curtain.
Admission is free, seating is limited.
* Pre-registration required at Niles Public Library (call 847-663-1234)
* Pre-registration required at Vernon Area Public Library (call 847-634-3650)
* Pre-registration required at Mount Prospect Public Library (call 847-253-5675)
Founded in 1996, The Shakespeare Project of Chicago was created to achieve three main goals:
- To bring to life the words of William Shakespeare and the world’s other great dramatists.
- To foster the talents of members of Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers.
- To present the plays to members of our community for free.