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Based on the incredibly popular British fantasy series, Gormenghast, is a gruesome gothic drama set in a creepy dark castle. Gormenghast is a world bound by iron laws and dead rituals. There two young men are struggling to make their way: Steerpike, the renegade kitchen-boy who seduces and murders his way up the social ladder, and Titus Groan, who comes to threaten its very existence.

Young Titus Groan is heir both to the material world of Gormenghast and to the confounding ritualized life of his aristocratic family and their entourage. From birth his role has been defined as one of meaningless power. Steerpike knows instinctively that you can win power by manipulation. His mixture of charm, deceit and menace allows Steerpike to worm his way through the household until he has provoked battle, emotional conflict and finally a way out for Titus. This is a coming-of-age story pivoted on the two opposed boys and Titus's sister Fuchsia, and complicated by the massive guts and chopper technique of Swelter the cook, the twittering twin aunts Cora and Clarice seduced by power beyond their comprehension, and the  monstrous Countess Gertrude.  (excerpted from Gail-Nina Anderson's review of the Newcastle production in British Theatre Guide.)

Directed by Anna Paone

Stage Combat Choreographed by

Patrick Brockway

Movement Choreographed by

Claire Bochenek


Samantha Ayers

Whitney Bailey

Ashley Biel

Will Horner

Marina Mikhalyva

Corey Mosley

Anna Paone

Nainesh Patel

Susan Roberts

Cory Singer

Akeyla Wallace

Performed at duCret School of the Arts

1030 Central Ave.

Plainfield, NJ

Friday, November 19 at 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 20 at 8:00 pm

Sunday, November 21 at 3:00 pm




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