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+
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.
All patrons, regardless of age must have a ticket.
Performance Timing: 45 minutes, followed by a 20-minute discussion.
Bank of America is the Presenting Sponsor of Performances for Young Audiences.
Additional support for Titus is provided by The Clark Charitable Foundation; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; and the U.S. Department of Education.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the
Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.