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Timon of Athens
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8:00PM

Cutting Ball Theater in Residence at Exit on Taylor
277 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Powell BART/MUNI Station


Timon of Athens is one of Shakespeare’s neglected classics, featuring some of the bard's more experimental verse paired with some of his best poetry. This play - written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton - tracks two parallel lives: that of Timon, a rich philanthropist, and that of Alcibiadies, a military commander. Both men are betrayed by the people of Athens but face their betrayals in stark contrast. While Timon retreats to the wilderness to live as a hermit, Alcibidies mounts a military campaign to bring his former homeland to its knees. This beautiful and bitter satire inspired much of Samuel Beckett's work, three and a half centuries later.