Cantab DC Theater Outing: Timon of Athens
  The National Theatre  
Directed by Nick Hytner (Trinity Hall) and starring Simon Russell Beale (Gonville & Caius)

Public Service Announcement

The National Theatre will be broadcasting a live show of Timon of Athens at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington DC on January 7th, at 7:30pm. The show will be is directed by Cambridge alumnus Nick Hytner (Trinity Hall), and starring Simon Russell Beale (Gonville & Caius).

Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeare’s strange tale of consumption, debt, and ruin, which was written in collaboration with Renaissance dramatist Thomas Middleton.

Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts, ostentatious host, Timon of Athens is surrounded by free-loaders and sycophants. He vastly outspends his resources but, finding his coffers empty, reassures his loyal steward that all will be well. When he calls upon his associates, instead of offering help, they hang him out to dry. After a final, vengeful banquet, Timon withdraws to a literal and emotional wasteland, living off roots and spitting out curses on a morally bankrupt Athens.

Cantab DC

If you are interested in attending let us know (email and if there is enough demand we will try to organize a group for drinks/dinner before or after the show. Tickets can be purchased directly online from the Shakespeare Theatre Company.




‘Simon Russell Beale is the greatest stage actor of his generation.’ The Independent

‘Bold, incisive revival ... an urgent play for today.’ Independent

‘A lacerating parable for our troubled times. A characteristically terrific performance from Simon Russell Beale.’ Evening Standard

'Nicholas Hytner has seized the cynical, disillusioned day. He hurlsTimon of Athens into the 21st century and finds it lands there almost perfectly.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Nicholas Hytner’s production is so relevant... almost flawless.’ Time Out

‘An exhilarating production featuring a compelling performance by Simon Russell Beale.’ Guardian



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Event Information
Monday, Jan 7 2013 at 7:00pm [ iCal ]
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F St., NW
Washington, DC 20004-1604