Timon of Athens
Folger Theatre presents Shakespeare’s tragic satire about materialism, money, and madness.
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This show closed on June 11, 2017
"Every man has his fault..."
Timon is a wealthy and popular aristocrat with but one flaw—an excess of generosity. Sparing no expense on lavish parties, costly gifts, and charity, Timon later suffers a downturn of fortune and friendship. Robert Richmond (Othello, Richard III and Henry V at Folger Theatre) directs Shakespeare’s tragic satire about the fickleness of prosperity, with Helen Hayes Award-winner Ian Merrill Peakes (Othello, Macbeth, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at Folger Theatre) in the title role.
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2hr 15min (inc. intermission)
Recommended for ages 10 and up. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theater.
“...sleek and strikingly conceived”
“A contemporary, blasting grenade of an interpretation”
DC Metro Theater Arts