Timon of Athens is the story of Lord Timon, a generous pillar of society, whose patronage has helped to build the wealth and security of his country and friends. When financial disaster strikes, he looks to those same friends for aid, but they turn a blind eye to his needs. Embittered by this rejection, he abandons society, forswearing it and mankind forever.
Timon addresses the brutal truths of money’s corruptive power; of the monetization of human relationships; of debt and deceit; of usury and usage. It is the story of a man brought low by his own blindness to the selfishness of mankind. He comes to realize the folly of his unchecked generosity and trust, but only after those that received it have turned their backs on him.
Following up their highly successful seventh season opener King Lear (starring Larry Cedar), the Porters have placed Timon in a contemporary setting, without hesitating to draw the obvious parallels between the text of 400 years ago and today. The Porters’ production will also be the first staging in Los Angeles of this oft-overlooked tragedy in 15 years.
Timon of Athens opens Friday, May 3rd at 8pm, presented at:
The Actors Forum Theatre
10655 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA, 91601.
The production will run Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, with Sunday matinees at 2pm, through Sunday, June 2nd, 2013, closing the run. Timon will run under 2 ½ hours, including the 15 minute intermission.
Tickets are $20, $15 for students/seniors 60+/AEA.
Reservations are available online via BrownPaperTickets.com
On Twitter: #Timon and #PortersTimon
Reservations can also be made via our e-mail or voice mail.
Information line/voice mail: 818-325-2055
E-mail questions/comments/reservations to: PortersofHellsgate@gmail.com
PRESS CONTACT: ALEX PARKER – PorterofPress@gmail.com
Press is welcome at any performance, but preferred attendance is Saturday, May 4th, at 8pm.