Jan 17, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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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 certainly 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.
Meet me in the lobby a little after 6. Doors open/seating/dining begins at 6:15. I will go in then to get us a good spot. We will be in our regular box seats. Check in at the box office to pick up your ticket under CRAP and your name as it appears on the Meetup site. I have red hair and lots of freckles...you can't miss me. Tell the hostess you are sitting with us when you enter the theater.
The New American Shakespeare Tavern is unlike other theaters. It is a place out of time; a place of live music, hand-crafted period costumes, outrageous sword fights with the entire experience centered on the passion and poetry of the spoken word. With an authentic British Pub Menu and a broad selection of Irish ales, premium brews, and liquor, the Shakespeare Tavern is a place to eat, drink, and nourish the soul.
You will need to pay for your own dinner if you will be dining at the Tavern with is. The show begins at 7:30 Please contact me if you are running late or can't make it. Sometimes I can find someone to use your ticket.
PARKING: There is a parking deck across Peachtree Street from the tavern for Emory Crawford Long Hospital. It is only $4 with your ticket stub! It's safer than some of the surrounding surface lots and they take credit cards.