Fixing Timon of Athens
by Rude Mechs
Nov. 02 - Nov. 09, 2014
About The Readings
Most of the cast of Fixing King John plus a couple of friends, have agreed to perform two public readings of the first draft of Fixing Timon of Athens by Kirk Lynn, and we invite you to be a part of the development process as we prepare for its world premiere in 2015. Fixing Timon of Athens is the second installment in our Fixing Shakespeare series. We hope you will join us for the readings and then stick around to give us your feedback in an environment that involves drinking boozy things and standing around casually after each performance.
About Timon of Athens
It's pretty simple. Timon starts out super rich and super positive and super popular, but his frivolous generosity takes its toll. After getting even with the people he feels betrayed him, he wanders off into the woods, super poor and super pissed off... finds more gold then dies alone. Also there's a warrior that is in some kind of trouble with the Senate.
This super ensemble of readers features Barbara Chisholm (Nov 2nd) and Tom Green (Nov 9th) alternating in the role of Timon, plus Lowell Bartholomee. Florinda Bryant, Jay Byrd, Robert Faires, Robert Fisher, and Adriene Mishler - all from Fixing King John, plus Hannah Kenah!
About our FIXING SHAKESPEARE Series
Taking place in rotation with our Contemporary Classics series, our Fixing Shakespeare series will make William Shakespeare's least-produced works useful again. Ask yourself how many Shakespeare plays you know or have seen, subtract that number from thirty-seven (depending on who you ask), and those are the plays we are working to fix using our patented performance creation methodology, contemporary English, and adding curse words. (Shakespeare cursed plenty, but most Elizabethan curse words have lost their spice. Zounds!)
In some ways, we're offering you a more authentic experience of what a new Shakespeare play might be like than an actual Shakespeare play. In other ways, not so much.
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Austin, TX, 78702
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