DYSTOPIA–The Dystopia College will this year continue its popular (well, relatively) Shakespeare in the Dark series with an early October performance of Titus Andronicus, according to Asst. Prof. of Theatre Staige Fryte. The series promises “the bard’s darkest plays in the darkest possible atmosphere.”
The “darkest possible atmosphere” is achieved by performing the plays in the black-box theatre with no lighting. Doing so allows for “deepening the horror of the drama” while “camouflaging the horror of the performance,” Fryte said.
In addition, it “saves a ton of money” since there’s no need to bother with sets, props, or costumes, because “even if they were great, no one could see them.”
Casting is still under way.
T. Allen Culpepper