The Kennedy Center

Titus

Titus

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017

Events for Young Audiences

For young Titus, the truth is boring… and sometimes painful. Surrounded by adults to whom he cannot relate, Titus weaves fanciful stories to deal with a seemingly hopeless situation. Should he give up or fight? This award-winning one-man show examines loneliness and loss, and how we find the courage to truly connect. Age 12+
 

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For young Titus, the truth is boring. More than that, it’s sometimes painful. Surrounded by adults and peers to whom he just cannot relate, Titus weaves fanciful stories—like pigs that fall in love and an Olympic-medalist mom. Yet the real world has put him in a situation that seems hopeless. Should he give up or fight? This riveting and playful one-man show examines the struggles of loneliness and loss, and how we find the courage to truly connect.
Titus, originally written by Belgian writer Jan Sobrie, was awarded the Dutch-German Author Prize in 2007 and is considered one of Europe's most successful plays for young people. This new English version, written by Oliver Emanuel and directed by Lu Kemp, won the 2015 International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) Victor Award ("People's Choice") for Best Theater Production.

A post-show discussion will follow each performance.

Please note this show may not be appropriate for audiences younger than 12.

Check out all of these great student, parent, and teacher performance guides and resources for Titus.

All patrons, regardless of age must have a ticket.

Performance Timing: 45 minutes, followed by a 20-minute discussion.