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Posted on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 12:05 p.m.

Threefold Productions to present new take on Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus'

By Jenn McKee

A new adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus," titled "Andonicus Bound," will hit Ypsilanti's Mix Studio Theatre July 19-28, courtesy of new indie theater troupe Threefold Productions.

More details are available via a press release:

Artistic Director Sarah Lucas says of the project, “We knew that we wanted to produce one of Shakespeare’s works, but we needed to find the right way to do it in our intimate space. I met John Vesbit, the author of the adaptation, last year while he was working on his graduate degree at Eastern Michigan University. After several months of workshopping the piece, we are very excited to take the next step and show everyone what we believe to be a unique take on the 'Titus' story.” In order to condense and reframe the Shakespearean classic, Vesbit has decided to redirect the focus of play away from the rampant corruption of Rome and instead, to highlight the deterioration of the Andronicus family. “We are making some bold choices with this adaptation. It was important to me to honor the integrity of the text but also to shift the positions of power presented in the play. It’s the same story, but we hope you’ll think about it a little differently after seeing this production.”

“Andronicus Bound,” starring Luna Alexander, Chris Jakob, Jonathan West, Vanessa Sawson, and Sarah Lucas, will run July 19th through July 28th (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) at 8 p.m. at The MIX Studio Theatre in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Tickets can reserved on online (Adult tickets are $18-Students/Seniors tickets are $15) at www.threefoldproductions.org or by calling our box office at 734-968-8717.

For more information about Threefold Productions please visit our website or email us info@threefoldproductions.org.