SYFLA – Spring 2017

Titus Andronicus: The Musical

The Roman general, Titus Andronicus returns to a hero’s welcome after defeating the Goths in a ten-year campaign. Among his captives are the Queen of the Goths, Tamora, and her three sons, Alarbus, Demetrius and Chiron. Also accompanying her is her boyfriend, Aaron, a Moor. They are not happy. Titus has lost many sons in the war. He is not happy.

Suffice to say, this play is filled with classic Roman acts of revenge between Titus and his enemy, Tamora – each one tries to top the other, and it gets pretty gory! We are in an era where, for many of us, nothing feels darker than real life – so we are bathing this play about warped, twisted and corrupt leadership in a tub of satire and song.

Fais Do Do – 5253 W. Adams Blvd.
April 22 & 23
April 29 & 30
5 pm

Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays – we are not shying away from controversy this season!! For us, theater is a space to grapple with the issues that we encounter in the “real world.” And the issues explored in Merchant of Venice feel exceptionally current. What happens when you stereotype people based on their cultural or religious identity? Is it ever OK? If you bully a bully, does that excuse your behavior? It’s easy to make assumptions about the events of this play, but when you dig deeper, the answers are never as simple as they might seem, at first glance.

Fais Do Do – 5253 W. Adams Blvd.
April 22 & 23
April 29 & 30
1 pm

The Hamlet Project

Famed theater director Charles Marowitz says, “Our job is to re-trace, re-discover, reconsider, and re-angle the classics – not simply regurgitate them.” This best describes our adventure with THE HAMLET PROJECT. Our Players have been living with this classic for eight months.

Location TBD
May 5 & 6
May 12 & 13
2 pm