TIMON OF ATHENS to Run 1/3-25 at Shakespeare Tavern
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents Timon of Athens (in repertory with The Taming of the Shrew). $15 Preview Thursday January 2, 2014. Performances January 3, 9, 11, 17, 19, 23, 25, 2014. Directed by Drew Reeves
Timon is a wealthy Athenian noble who responds to flattery by hosting banquets, giving gifts and bailing out his suitors. When his fortune runs out and his friends reject his pleas for help, he becomes an embittered recluse and, after seeing that those who abandoned him suffer, withdraws to die.
Money: it can't buy love, but it can promote hate.
Timon of Athens may be a simple story about a generous and self-indulgent man driven to misanthropy by his fair-weather friends, but it produces an avalanche of philosophical questions: Does Timon deserve our compassion for shunning society and condemning/contaminating the very people he once called friends? Does he deserve to be punished for his vanity and ostentation or is he right to expect more from his parasitic friends? Is there a place for cynicism in society? Watch and Decide.
A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series: The Tragedies
Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday January 19 after the show!
Timon of Athens - Maurice Ralston*
Appemantus, a Churlish Philosopher Andrew Houchins*
Alcibiades, an Athenian Captain - Matt Nitchie*
Flavius, Timon's Steward Paul Hester*
Daniel Carter Brown
J. Tony Brown*