KING LEAR

Genre: Classical, Drama
By:William Shakespeare Directed & Adapted By: Lenny Banovez

Broadway veteran and Titan Company Member Terry Layman returns to the Titan stage this Spring, assuming the title role in this searing new production of Shakespeare’s epic masterpiece. Both an intimate family drama about an aging king and his three daughters and an explosive political commentary, LEAR explores the most basic themes of our existence: love and loyalty; friendship and betrayal; destiny and the overwhelming inevitability of a life nearing its end. 

About the Company: TITAN Theatre Company

Conceived by friends Kevin Beebee, Lenny Banovez and Laura Frye with the goal of breathing new life and clarity into classical works of theatre through visceral, challenging, ensemble-driven productions, TITAN Theatre Company began performing in 2009 in a Tex-Mex Bar and Restaurant in Long Island City, Queens.  Since that time, TITAN's signature work - which includes distinguished takes on Shakespeare's A Midummer Nights Dream, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost and Macbeth - has been embraced by audiences from all walks of life, and the company is a proud contributing member to the exciting and innovative hotbed that is the Queens theatre scene.

Now concluding its critically aclaimed and award winning second full season and having established itself as one of New York City's hottest young theatre companies, TITAN remains steadfast in its mission to champion, risk, rediscover and inspire while delivering affordable, provocative and unparalleled theatrical experiences for even the most adventurous theatre-goers.

"Every now and then, when you're on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It's a sound you can't get in movies or in television. 

It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live." - Shelley Winters

Open:   04/25/14
Close:   05/11/14

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Wed-Sat Shows @7:30pm
Sun Matinees @4pm
Monday Show @7pm

*Free Shuttle from Mets-Willets Point 7 Train Starts 1hr before performance.
** It is a gorgeous 8min walk to theatre from Mets-Willets Point 7 Train Stop if you choose not to use shuttle.::
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Theater:   Queens Theater
Address:   14 United Nations Ave South
Queens, NY 11352
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Cost:$18 *$12 (If purchased before April 7th)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Queens Theatre at 718.760.0064
Presented by: TITAN Theatre Company         Official Web Site: titantheatrecompany.com
Terry Layman King Lear

Titan Theatre Company Member BROADWAY: Cat On A Hot Tin RoofTwelve Angry MenProofThe Ride Down Mount MorganThe Rehearsal. NATIONAL TOUR: ProofThe Royal Family. OFF-BROADWAY: The Maddening TruthRegrets OnlyRoomServiceThe Butter and Egg Man. OTHER: Continental Divide-Daughters of the Revolution (The Barbican- London, Birmingham Rep, Berkley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse); Trip To Bountiful (w/ Ellen Burstyn); The Little Foxes(w/ Geraldine Page). REGIONAL SAMPLE: How I Learned To Drive (Peck) and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Big Daddy) (Buffalo Studio Arena); To Kill a Mockingbird (Atticus), Pioneer (Salt Lake City); Long Days Journey(Cincinnati Playhouse); Clean House (Cleveland Playhouse), Proof (Actors Theater of Louisville) and Twelve Angry Men (George Street Playhouse). FILM: The Patriot. TELEVISION: Bored to DeathRubiconEdLaw and OrderSVU, most NY soaps. He has also acted and directed for many summers at the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, MA, most recently playing Willy Loman in Death of A Salesman.

Titan Theatre Company Member Titan Credits: Henry V (Henry) and Romeo & Juliet (Mercutio) Regional Credits: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Steppenwolf), Romeo and Juliet and Richard III (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); A Christmas Carol as well as an understudy for Desire Under the Elms (Goodman Theatre); Chekhov Stories: The Emerging Woman (Piven Theatre Workshop); Oklahoma! (American Theater Company at Theater on the Lake); and The Frogs (Pegasus Players). Regional credits include: Julius Caesar and Royal Hunt of the Sun (Texas Shakespeare Festival); and Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear (North Carolina Shakespeare).

Laura Frye Regan

Titan Theatre Company Member/ Co-Founder Laura holds an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program (PATP) at the University of Houston and a BFA in Theatre Performance from Marshall University. As an actor Laura has performed with: SAGE Theatre Time Square, Hyperion Theatre Project NYC, NYC Fringe Festival,  Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod, Lake Geneva Theatre Company, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, First Stage, and internationally at Teatro Franco Parentti in Milan and Teatro Patalogico in Rome. TITAN credits include: HENRY V, HAMLET, LOVES LABOURS LOST, FLAMING GUNS OF THE PURPLE SAGE,  and MACBETH. Laura is also a certified yoga instructor and creator of THEATREPEACE, an organization devoted to getting actors to take the skills they learn on stage and apply them to changing the world, through yoga, arts, and community enrichment programs.

Titan Theatre Company Member who has appeared in This Prison Where I Live, Henry VRomeo and Juliet, and the staged reading of The Edwin Booth Company Presents. Other recent credits include Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Hyperion Theatre Company (Associate Artistic Director) performing in NYC and touring Italy. He also played opposite Loretta Swit in Cactus Flower at the New Theatre in Kansas City and starred Off-Broadway in Levittown with the Cliplight Theater (NY Times Critic’s Pick).  He is a company member with the esteemed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey where his credits include Romeo and JulietHenry VI, and Julius Caesar. Other favorite credits include An Infinite Ache, This Is Our YouthDown the Road (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), and the title roles in Hamlet and Henry V. Tristan attended the prestigious acting conservatory at SUNY Purchase. You can also see him in several television commercials and in the current season of ABC’s What Would You Do? tristancolton.com