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Citrus Andronicus

Philadelphia Artists' Collective


Categories: Theater, Circus, Immersive/Interactive Experience

Dates: September 7, 2023 - September 17, 2023

Run Time: 75 mins

Venue: Poth Brewery


What happens when you take a play about revenge and pair it with fruit?

The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, a theatre company known for soaring the greatest heights and plumbing the silliest depths in classical comedy, presents a devised piece inspired by Shakespeare’s most bloody tragedy, Titus Andronicus.

Using fruit.

A well-meaning scholar encounters two clowns bearing fruit (the real kind, not metaphorical). Why are they there? What do they want? Why can’t they speak?

Through circus arts and the power of the spoken word, the trio will explore meaning in Shakespeare’s brutally violent play. The currency? Fruit. The many ways it nourishes, delights, and feeds us. And all the ways it can be destroyed. The PAC begs the age-old question: is revenge ever worth it?

Conceived and performed by PAC Artistic Associate Eli Lynn (writer of 2022 Fringe hit QVK), and directed by PAC Alum Charlotte Northeast. CITRUS ANDRONICUS will be presented at the Poth Brewery in Brewerytown. Bring your curiosity, and maybe a poncho.

It’s classical theatre with a shot of Vitamin C. Join us.

About the Artist

The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective (PAC) creates vibrant theatrical events that challenge the expectations of classical theatre. This diverse cohort of theatre artists stages rarely produced texts with visceral clarity in intentional spaces. PAC unearths essential stories, expands the classical canon, and inspires audiences to lean in and engage with our shared human experience. PAC has staged productions in a variety of site-specific locations throughout Philadelphia, including the Woodlands Mansion & Cemetery, the USS Olympia, and the historic Physick House. In 2015, PAC won the June and Steve Wolfson Award for an Evolving Theatre Company.


  • Eli LynnLead Deviser / Clown
  • Charlotte NortheastDirector
  • Peter SmithClown
  • Madeleine Claire GarciaClown
  • James MobleySet Design/TD
  • Ava WeintzweigSound Design
  • James LewisLighting Design
  • J. Bean SchwabProps Design
  • Teresa KozinStage Manager

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