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Stratford: The Stratford Festival holds a viewing party of “Timon of Athens” on May 21
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Timon, a tremendously generous nobleman, lavishes gifts upon his friends and entertains in high style. He’s the most popular man in Athens – until his money runs out. Unable to find a friend in his hour of need, Timon takes to the wilderness, embittered by ingratitude. Joseph Ziegler, “a superb, nuanced actor … amazes” in the title role (The Buffalo News), with “Ben Carlson, Michael Spencer-Davis and Tim Campbell bringing weight and clarity to their secondary roles” (Toronto Star). Director Stephen Ouimette sets Shakespeare’s timeless story in the 21st century, and “the themes fit well in a self-absorbed world of virtual reality goggles, cellphone selfies and vacuous club music” (Postmedia). This stirring production from the Stratford Festival is both “captivating and heartbreaking” (BroadwayWorld).
PRESHOW WITH BEN CARLSON AND JOSEPH ZIEGLER
Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 pm EDT
Antoni Cimolino interviews the film’s lead actors about their experience bringing Timon of Athens to the stage.
TIMON OF ATHENS LIVE VIEWING PARTY
Thursday, May 21, at 7 pm EDT
Timon’s compulsive generosity makes him the most popular man in Athens – until his funds run out. Now, embittered by ingratitude, what will he do when his city comes under attack?
MEET THE FESTIVAL: VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE
Saturday, May 23, at 10 am EDT
Join members of the cast as they take your questions during this live Q&A.
With special guests: Ben Carlson, David Collins, Jessica B. Hill, Qasim Khan, Michael Spencer-Davis and Joseph Ziegler. Moderated by David Prosser.
with Antoni Cimolino and Margaret Atwood
The award-winning Canadian author, essayist, poet and activist returns for a candid conversation with Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino to discuss the themes of Timon of Athens and the idea of debt as a “human construct.”
with Barry Avrich, Antoni Cimolino and Geraint Wyn Davies
Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has set out to capture a Stratford Festival production of each of Shakespeare’s plays on film – a project for which the Festival has found a whole new use while theatres are closed. Mr. Cimolino and film series producer Barry Avrich, in an interview with actor Geraint Wyn Davies, discuss the creative challenges of translating plays from stage to screen.
Photo: Joseph Ziegler as Timon of Athens. © 2016 Stratford Festival.