Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781559369824Publication Date:
26 May 2022
Size: 215mm x 136mm£19.99
First Staged:
Broadway, 2019

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

By Taylor Mac

Paperback £19.99

Performance artist Taylor Mac picks up where William Shakespeare's blood-soaked tragedy Titus Andronicus left off in a play that explores generic boundaries and charts the violence done by those in charge, and the lives of those left to clean up.

The Roman Empire is falling. A bloody coup has ended, the country has been stolen by madmen, and there are casualties everywhere. Two lowly servants, Gary and Janice, are charged with cleaning up the bodies. It's the year 400 – but it feels like the end of the world.

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus was premiered at the Booth Theatre on Broadway in April 2019 in a production directed by George C. Wolfe, starring Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen and Julie White. It received seven Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Play.

Press Quotes

'Fabulous and bedraggled: a defiant and beautiful mess… Welcome to the world of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, where carnage and camp coexist'

New York Times

'No one knows how to create a beautiful mess quite like creative genius Taylor Mac, who doesn't disappoint with this weird, sexy, uncomfortable romp through Titus's bloody banquet room… This sort of wacky, wonderful production isn't typically presented to mainstream audiences, but I'm so thrilled the world has flipped enough to let it be so. It's the reason live theater persists: to imagine and confront the realities of life, and death, that we typically avoid at all costs'

Rolling Stone

'A vigorous mash-up of high- and lowbrow… Gary's got heart and brains and guts (many, many guts)'


'Taylor Mac has the smarts to take on the big themes and find credible and incredible arguments in each… The language of Gary is marked by the play's high style, by its pathos and its rhythm… Mac's ability to elevate doggerel to verse is no small thing: it is the work of a real writer expressing depths in a popular form'

New Yorker

'Gary is a farce, a piece of messy circus… There is nothing like it on Broadway, and that is to be welcomed. It is an argument for art, and a passionate call for resistance'

Daily Beast
Paperback,104 pages ISBN: 9781559369824Publication Date:
26 May 2022
Size: 215mm x 136mm£19.99
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