Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
THE STORY: In GARY, maverick theater artist Taylor Mac’s singular world view intersects with Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Set just after the blood-soaked conclusion of that sensationally gruesome tale, the years of battles are over, the country has been stolen by madmen, and there are casualties everywhere. And two very lowly servants are charged with cleaning up the bodies. It’s the year 400—but it feels like the end of the world.
“…[GARY] is fabulous and bedraggled: a defiant and beautiful mess.” —The New York Times.
“Taylor Mac…has the smarts to take on the big themes—death, power, betrayal, responsibility—and to find credible and incredible arguments in each. …Mac’s ability to elevate doggerel to verse—and to a mirror of his protagonist’s essence—is no small thing: it is the work of a real writer expressing depths in a popular form.” —The New Yorker.
“…[GARY] is morbid and hilarious, poetic and gross, deeply absurd and born of undeniable urgency. …Mashing up a menagerie of forms and traditions, from farce and theatre of the absurd to Brechtian self-reference and the bawdiness of National Lampoon, Mac conjures a hyper-stimulating experience unlike any other.” —Towleroad.