Titus Andronicus, one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays (and among the most popular while he lived), takes on the real and persistent challenges of violence with pitch-black humor and themes as relevant today as they were during the Trojan War or World War II. The title character is a war veteran who returns home and finds it hardly recognizable. In this fast-paced tragedy of revenge, Titus wrestles with the loyalties we owe our faith, our country, and our family. What happens when those loyalties conflict? Is violence inevitable? How can we face it, bear witness to it, without becoming desensitized?