TITUS ANDRONICUS

Genre: Classical
Written by William Shakespeare; Directed by Tony White

The Foolish Mortals Theatre proudly presents one of Shakespeare's bloodiest plays, Titus Andronicus. Tony White directs and James Pravasilis portrays the title role of the dishonored general of Rome whose family is caught up in a brutal plan of vengeance from his former prisoners-of-war, Tamora, Queen of the Goths, (Maggie Champagne), her two sons and her lusty Moor Aaron (Michael Hagins). The horrific details that follow will shake up the very foundation of Rome and will leave everyone around them either dead or disfigured.
Open:   11/06/08
Close:   11/16/08

Schedule:
Thu - Sat at 8pm; Saturdays at 3 pm; Sunday, Nov 9 at 7pm; Sunday, Nov 16 at 3pm
Theater:   Beckmann Theatre @ American Theater Of A
Address:   314 West 54th Street, 2nd floor bet
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$15.00 or Call: Kymm Zuckert at 212-769-7973
James Pravasilis Titus Andronicus

Jimmy Pravasilis is very pleased and proud to be in his first LoveCreek Production. Jimmy’s most recent roles have been King John in Shakespeare’s King John, Multiple roles in Becket, The Sultan of Persia in Arabian Nights, Le Bret In Cyrano, Rabbi Teittlebaum in Durang Durang, Biff in Death of a Salesman. Film Credits Include a HungryMan Commercial, An appearance on the IFC’s ZO2, The Guitarist in Danny Aiello’s Music video “Besame Mucho’ and the Principle on The Learning channel’s Second Chances. He studies With Rhonda Musak at the Elizabeth Browning studio. A big fat thanks to ALL my fellow cast members and Tony and Michael for their ideas and patience and last but not least Yvonne Sayers for her belief in me (you rock baby!)

Michael Hagins Aaron the Moor

Michael Hagins gets to portray one of his favorite characters in literature. His favorite acting roles include Othello, Mercutio, Petruchio and Paul in Six Degrees of Separation. Michael is also a director, fight choreographer, producer, writer, imbiber and bad joke teller. He is the founder and artistic director of the CAGE Theatre Company. Thank you to God, the talented and fun cast and crew, Mom, Dad, and especially those reading this for supporting the arts!

Maggie Champagne Tamora, Queen of the Goths

Margaret Champagne hails from North Carolina and has been working in NYC for many years. Margaret has always had a funny bone and a love for comedy. After receiving a B.A. in acting from Pace University and studying with numerous schools of thought, Margaret has appeared in over 75 New York plays and movies. Some of her favorite film roles include the lead role of Baby in the feature Make Pretend, the lead role of Olivia in Cuando La Luna esta llena which has been an official selection of Cinequest San Jose, Palm Springs International, Rhode Island , IFP in New York where it was selected best short, and Cityvision where it has picked up three awards. Margaret also played Donna in the feature film Rounds, Rose in the short film Push On (written and directed by Ms. Champagne), and Maggie Axelrodman, WSUX Reporter in York Entertainment’s Land Of the College Prophets, which made the best seller list for York Entertainment and won 11 bare bones award. Shealso appeared in Charlie which won rave reviews from the New York Times last year. She can be seen as a supporting lead in “London Betty” set to premiere in The Spring. Maggie’s theatrical favorites include Jessie in 'Night Mother, Valerie in Caught in the Wake, Rosie in Better Places to Go, Bunny in Laundry and Bourban, and Ruby in Thymus Vulgarus. Phyllis in Central Park West. Her comedy experiences include commercials on the Oxygen Network and Spike TV and WEtv. She has performed at Galapagos, Stand Up New York, New York Comedy Club, Upright Citizens Brigade, Pit Theater, Cinema Classics, Carolines on Broadway and was the weekly comedic host of Mantasia, an all-male burlesque show in the heart of Times Square. Her trio The Brothel was Chicago Snubfest in 2006 and she ran a weekly show “Slumber Party” at Comix Comedy Club. She performs regulary with her group Wilt Chamberlins Kids all over town… She was a writer producer and actor forComedyNet from 2007 to 2008. Her material is available on the internet, Comcast, Cox cable, Verizon Fios and At&t. Her one woman show, “Learning How to walk” Premired in March of this year. And will be showing again in the fall... She is currently part of The Collective and an progressive underground theater company that produces fine work.

Lauren Kelly Lavinia, daughter to Titus

Lauren Kelly was seen last Recent Tragic Events as Waverly at The Parker Theater. Other recent roles include Maria in School for Scandal and Martine in The Learned Ladies. She’s a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, where she performed as Betty in All In The Timing, Mrs. Webb in Our Town and sang with the a cappella group The Cleftomaniacs. She also played Tartaglia/Lover in Spectaculo!, a Commedia del’ Arte show in Florence. lauren.kelly8@gmail.com.

Warren Schultz Marcus Andronicus, brother to Titus

Warren Schultz has appeared as Duke Frederick in As You Like It, Friar Frances in Much Ado About Nothing, the Bloody Sergeant in Macbeth, Cymbeline in Cymbeline, Chrysale in Learned Ladies, James Mayo in Beyond the Horizon, Juror #3 in Twelve Angry Men, and George in his own play Dating is Dead. His plays have been performed in the 15 Minute Play Festival, the Strawberry Festival, The Player’s Theatre Shortened Attention Span Festival, as well as by LCP’s Brief Acts---all in New York---as well as in Vermont and New Zealand. His new full length play Let’s Put the Ex Back in Xmas will debut in the Parker Theatre December 17 – 20.

David Douglas Saturninus, eldest son of the emperor

David most recently appeared at the Workshop Theatre as Robert in the world premier of Because of Beth. Just prior to that he was honored to appear in the Highwire Theater Company’s critically acclaimed inaugural production of Iphigenia at Aulis. He can also be seen in Todd Verow’s latest film, Deleted Scenes (Summer 2009 release), as Clement, and has his throat slashed yet again in the soon to be released film, John Hook.  AEA

Jakob Von Eichel Lucius, eldest son to Titus

Jakob-von-Eichel is of Canadian-German extraction, born in Toronto, raised in Washington DC, and summered in Canadio-Germania. He enjoys pheasanting and Himalayan strolls. Growing-up, he wanted to be a: Skywalker, stuntman, Solo, cartoonist, Jones, writer, singer, teacher, and professor. Four years ago, he realized he didn't really want to do any of these things exclusively. He tried acting. It stuck. His most recent film was "Fix", a Las-Angeles-road-movie (www.fixthemovie.com) by Tao Ruspoli (with Olivia Wilde!). Making the movie and creating his role - clueless-German-Trustfund-brat-posing-as-big-baller-hip-hop-producer-in-Mullhulland-Drive-Mcmansion - was a thrill but the monotonous climate of the ill-named city didn't agree with him. He returned to The City and can be found, in the basement of his sister's brownstone, between the crackheads and the future-soccer-moms. He recently had the good fortune to play Bishop-Folliot in Marc Silberschatz's(www.twentyfeetproductions.com) production of "Becket". He thanks Tony and the cast of Titus for a wonderful time and hopes you all enjoy the show as much as he enjoys performing it. He also sends a kiss to his lovely fiance, the talented Laura Trevino.

Gregory M. Sutton Chiron, son to Tamora

Gregory Sutton is delighted to be performing in Titus Andronicus. Favorite stage roles include Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Albert Einstein in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and the title role in The Frog Prince. Gregory holds a BFA in Theatre from The University of Michigan at Flint. Thanks to family and friends for their love and support. Contact: 248.930.4452.
 

Shawn Michial Madsen Demetrius, son to Tamora

Shawn Madsen has done a number of classic plays in the Off-Off Broadway market over the years. Most recently he directed and acted as Joseph Surface in a production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's School for Scandal. Other recent classic roles include Duke Buckingham in Shakespeare's Richard III, Five Wits in Everyman, Gnatho in Terence's The Eunuch, Talthybius in Euripides' The Trojan Women, Cloten in Shakespeare's Cymbeline, Smirnov in Checov's The Bear, Iago in a greatly abbrieviated version of Shakespeare's Othello and smaller appearances in productions of Shakespeare's As You Like It, Measure for Measure, Two Gentleman of Verona, Taming of the Shrew, and Twelth Night. Shawn also has numerous credits appearing in and/or Directing more modern (and original) matierial. Contact him at 917 327 3954 or NYMadman@hotmail.com

 
Lawrence Frank Bassianus, brother to Saturninus \ Goth #3

Lawrence Frank has appeared in over 50 theatrical productions in NYC. Among them : Don Ferdinand in the Noble Spaniard, Charlie Castle in The Big Knife, Hornblower in The Skin Game and Sir George Crofts in Mrs. Warren’s Profession. He toured this past summer in the Hudson Shakespeare’s production of King John as Philip, King of France.
 

Kevin Spencer Quintus, son to Titus

Kevin Spencer is a recent BFA graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. Previous theatre credits include Malvolio in Hudson River Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Ben in Irish Art Center's Living Quarters. He can be seen as Mercutio in Bare Shakespeare Company's upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet at Manhattan Rep. Television credits: Guiding Light, As the World Turns, Rescue Me.

Christopher Goodwin Martius, son to Titus

Christopher Goodwin is happy to be returning to the NY stage after doing "Annie Get Your Gun" and the World Premiere of "Sacagawea" in California over the summer. In New York he was last seen in a staged reading performed by the Mixed Phoenix Theatre Group. Other NY credits include Jed in "5th of July", Matthew Fortune-Boy in "Carlisle", and Allan in "Something Lost". Earlier this year his first full-length play "The Baker's Oven" was produced at Manhattan Repertory Theatre. Christopher sends love to his beautiful wife Lila.

Sean MacBride Murray Alarbus, eldest son to Tamora \ Aemilius, messenger of Rome

Sean MacBride Murray divides his time between acting, writing, directing and teaching students with special needs in the Bronx. Sean is a student of the Meisner Technique of acting and performs at the New York Renaissance Faire during the summers. Favorite credits include Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird, Br. Benedict in Three Monks and a Trunk, and the Magistrate in Lysistrata.

Sarah Barry Mutius, youngest son to Titus \ Young Lucius, son to Lucius

Sarah Barry is originally from Rochester, NY, and has been living in NYC for several years. She is a public school teacher who enjoys acting whenever she can. Sarah received her B.A. from Hobart and William Smith Colleges , where she studied Sociology and Theater, and her Master's degree from CUNY Hunter. She has really enjoyed working with the director and all the cast members of Titus Andronicus.
 

Jacqueline Margolis Tribune of Rome \ Nurse

Jacqueline Margolis was recently in Spoon River.   She will be seen in the feature" The end of the Line", she plays Executive secretary, Barbara, opposite her husband Mark Margolis and John Polito. She has a small encounter with Jacqueline Bisset in "Death in Love."  Prior to that she was in Vassa Zheleznova in the part of Dunya, at Horizon Rep. The Mother in Uncle Vanya, for the Off-Bank theater at Abbington square theater.  Prior to that she played a Romanian Tour Guide in "Unleashed" at TSI, and sang, whirled and played many parts in "the Golden Bear" at Theater for the New City. She has appeared in TV specials like "Rescue Me," Soaps and Commercials.  In addition, she has done many plays for Love Creek, such as a one women monologue "Hartford Circus Fires" at the Samuel French Festival, Lulu's Back in Town at Common Basis Theater, & SFF's "Trust Me" for the Pulse Theater.   She has done various versions of Lysistrata, Currently Shakespeare with The Instant Shakespeare Theater performing staged readings at NYpublic Librarys and her most loved role as the Grandmother in "Eleemosynary", and lovely roles with Love Creek.  AEA.AFTRA, SAG  212-227-3109

 
Tony White Director

Tony White is an artistic director for Developing Acts. Tony graduated from University of Buffalo Master's Program in Media Study & Theater. He has directed several acclaimed productions including Wait Until Dark, As You Like It, and Romeo and Juliet. He has worked with Michael Hagins in Hudson Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet as Friar Laurence and as James Tyrrel in Richard III. He received the Tiffany Award (Best Play) for the long running Tambourine's To Glory by Langston Hughes.

 
Claudia Luongo Costume Design, Props

Claudia Luongo is a performer, artist, and playwright who has worked on both coasts. She designs, constructs, and owns an extensive collection of period costumes, vintage clothing, evening gowns, jewelry, accessories, hats, wigs, props, and stage set pieces. A sampling of her costume work for LCP includes: The Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentlemen from Verona, The Trojan Women, Oedi, The Midlife Crisis of Dionysus, The Eunuch, Everyman, Pharaoh, Creation, Noah, A Perfect Husband, The Servant of Three Cuckolds, and Lady Windemere’s Fan. Her studies include The University of Urbino in Italy, a BA in Visual Arts from Douglass College, a Masters from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, William Esper, Roger Hendricks Simon, and the HB Studio. Ms. Luongo designs and sells costumes, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and artwork through her company, CloMaxGirl. DGA GIAA NYWIFT Contact info: (609) 426-1826 clomaxgirl@yahoo.com