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Shakespeare in High Park

Titus Andronicus ()

Produced by

Canadian Stage

Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Keira Loughran

This show runs on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday nights, alternating with Canadian Stage’s other 2014 Shakespeare in High Park show, As You Like It.


High Park Amphitheatre


July 4th, 2014 – August 31st, 2014


Although Rome has emerged victorious from a ten year war with the Goths, it is far from stable, with the late emperor’s two sons vying to succeed him, and the tribunes pushing to have an emperor by common election rather than by birthright.

The tribunes have chosen the Roman general Titus Andronicus, who returns from the war bringing Tamora, Queen of the Goths, her three sons and Aaron the Moor as his prisoners. In accordance with Roman ritual, Titus orders the sacrifice of Tamora’s eldest son.

Rejecting his nomination for the empery, Titus names the late ruler’s eldest son, Saturninus, as emperor, who thanks him by declaring his intention to marry Titus’ daughter, Lavinia, who is betrothed to Saturninus’ brother, Bassianus. When presented with the Goth prisoners however, Saturninus falls in love with Tamora, and makes her his empress instead of Lavinia. The newly empowered Tamora vows to exact revenge on the Andronicus family for the murder of her son.

Aaron the Moor has his own plan of revenge however – one that wreaks havoc on both families and on Rome itself.  (Shakespeare in High Park 2014 Program)


Shauna Black Tamora / Ensemble
Gwenlyn Cumyn Chiron / Ensemble
Beau Dixon Aaron / Ensemble
Sean Dixon Titus / Emsemble
James Graham Saturninus / Ensemble
Chala Hunter Lavinia / Ensemble
Omar Alex Khan Aemilius / Ensemble
Michael Man Demetrius / Ensemble
Alexander Plouffe Bassianus / Ensemble
Amy Rutherford Nurse / Ensemble
Jan Alexandra Smith Marcas / Ensemble
Emilio Vieira Lucius / Ensemble

Creative Team

William Shakespeare Playwright
Keira Loughran Director
Jamie Robinson Assistant Director
Angela Thomas Costume Designer
Julia Tribe Set Designer
Bonnie Beecher Lighting Designer
Simon Rossiter Associate Lighting Designer
Samuel Sholdice Sound Designer
Samuel Sholdice Composer
Simon Fon Fight Director


Sandy Plunkett Production Stage Manager
Laura Baxter Stage Manager
Ashley Westlake Assistant Stage Manager
Andrea Baggs Apprentice Stage Manager
Sylvia Defend Costume Maker
Alice Norton Hair
Vanessa Janiszewski Props Builder
Karen Rodd Props Builder
Alex Vass Props Builder
David Rayfield Scenic Painter
Melissa Grandovec Head Technician
Cameron Cleland Stagehand
Robin Johnston Mix Engineer
Michael Legouffe Dresser
Andrew Cleveland Wardrobe Technician
Laura Krause Wardrobe Technician
Dylan Bobier Wardrobe Technician
Sandra Mandich Wardrobe Technician
Alexa Polenz Wardrobe Technician
Mia Vaasjo Wardrobe Technician
Courtney Pyke Production Driver


R. Allan Ross Director of Production
Peter Eaton Technical Director
Alanna McConnell Assistant Technical Director
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Mary-Jo Carter Dodd Head of Wardrobe
Jasmine Knox Production Coordinator