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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 18

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L-R Matthew Pauli (Lucius), Miranda Medugno (Lavinia) and Toby Mulford (Marcus) lament recent tragedies in Faction of Fools' production of Titus Andronicus.
Teresa Wood
L-R Matthew Pauli (Lucius), Miranda Medugno (Lavinia) and Toby Mulford (Marcus) lament recent tragedies in Faction of Fools' production of Titus Andronicus.
L-R Matthew Pauli (Lucius), Miranda Medugno (Lavinia) and Toby Mulford (Marcus) lament recent tragedies in Faction of Fools' production of Titus Andronicus. (Teresa Wood)

June 18-22: Titus Andronicus

"Hilariously horrific" sounds like an oxymoron. But if you want a play to be so violent it's funny, you'll need over-the-top gore, physical humor and a LOT of fake blood. In Faction of Fools’ Grand Guignol-style interpretation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, limbs are lost, tongues are stretched, and not surprisingly, an all-white set and costumes don't stay Clorox-clean for long. The show closes this week, but you can see it Thursday through Sunday at Gallaudet University’s Eastman Studio Theatre.

June 20: Mother Falcon with The Family Crest and The Sea Life

Orchestral rock band Mother Falcon is playing at Arlington’s Artisphere this Friday night at 8. The members of the 18-piece ensemble are classically trained, but their performances mix things up with a blend of rock, jazz, and hip hop, supported by horn and string instruments. Orchestral indie rock band The Family Crest and local alternative art rock band The Sea Life will also perform.

Music: “The Blood of the Kings MMXIV (Instrumental)” by Manowar

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