by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tom Kopp
Aug 25th - Sep 3rd, 2017
Embittered Roman General, Titus Andronicus, returns victorious from battle, having captured the Queen of the Goths and her three sons. Sacrificing her eldest son, in memory of his own sons killed in battle, he sets in motion a tidal wave of murder, betrayal, and revenge, unleashing forces that will tear his city and his family to pieces.
St. Louis Shakespeare's current production, with clear direction from Tom Kopp and a script adaptation by John Wolbers, sharply focuses the complex and darkly tragic play on the intense conflict between the central characters. Bold performances are energized by a sense of rage and a well-articulated story arc ensures that this production is exciting. The tension starts high and still finds several levels left to amp up the bloodstained drama. Tina Farmer, KDHX
Tom Kopp directs, and all of his work leads to a remarkable sense of catharsis at the end: the air seems especially clear and calm, once it's all over. (Susan Kopp, the director's wife, composed an evocative score that runs under much of the action). Richard Green, Talkin’ Broadway