The Public describes Timon of Athens as "Shakespeare's play for the post-Bailout Age. Its central concern — money's dark potential to corrupt every human interaction — couldn't be more timely or fascinating. As one of Shakespeare's least-familiar works, it is also one of his most unique: a comedy written with an acid pen, a morality tale told in a fury."
Here's a look at the show:
Richard Thomas Is Timon of Athens at the Public Theater
Shakespeare Initiative director Barry Edelstein helms Timon of Athens, which will run through March 6 in the Anspacher Theater. As with all Public LAB productions, tickets are available at only $15.
The Public Lab, which has devoted its past four seasons to exploring new voices in theatre, takes a minimalist approach to Shakespeare with the new endeavor, putting focus on the actor, text and story.
Thomas (Race, "The Waltons") stars in the title role in a cast that also features Max Casella (Endgame, "Doogie Howser") as Apemantus, Reg E. Cathey (The Shawshank Redemption, "American Psycho") as Alcibiades, Mark Nelson (Secrets of the Trade, A Few Good Men) as Flavius, Che Ayende (Thief, Servilius), Tom Bloom (Old Athenian, Senator), Cary Donaldson (Thief, Lucilius), Brian Keane (Merchant), David Manis (Lucius, Senator), Anthony Manna (Jeweler, Caphis), Greg McFadden (Poet), Chris McKinney (Lucullus, Senator), Orville Mendoza (Painter), Joe Paulik (Messenger) and Triney Sandoval (Sempronius, Senator).
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