The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius

by Colleen Murphy
Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus
Produced by Rumble Theatre and presented by The Cultch

November 22 – December 3, 2017
The Historic Theatre at The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC

Nov 22 – 25, 28 – Dec 2 @ 8pm
Nov 26, Dec 2 & Dec 3 @ 2pm
No performances on Nov 27
Talkbacks: Nov 24, 26 & 28 and Speaker Series: Nov 29 & 30 (click here for more info)

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Five actors perform a contemporary version of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus that one of them has penned… but they sometimes forget their lines, or they say what they want to, or refuse to stay dead when they are killed. Audaciously satirical and physical, The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius offers a lumpy, stumpy, disorienting look at violence, revenge, and broken baby dolls.

Written by two-time Governor General’s Award winner Colleen Murphy, The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius is the second play commissioned for Rumble’s contemporary adaptation program.

Directed by Stephen Drover
Featuring Sarah Afful, Peter Anderson, Craig Erickson, Pippa Mackie & Naomi Wright

Bouffon/Clown/Clouffon Coach: Michael Kennard
Assistant Director: Kim Sənklip Harvey
Production Design: Drew Facey
Lighting Design: Sophie Tang
Sound Design & Composition: Mishelle Cuttler
Movement Coach: Amy Rutherford
Stage Manager: Jan Hodgson
Apprentice Stage Manager: Shelby Bushell
Associate Costume and Props Designer: Jessica Hood
Technical Director: Matt Oviatt


Audience note: This show contains potentially disturbing language and content. Please contact us if you would like more information.


Project Support

Hamber 2015 copy
The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius was developed with the assistance of Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.