Fixing Timon of Athens
by Rude Mechs
Feb. 04 - Feb. 27, 2016
Rude Mechs is thrilled to announce the Austin premiere of FIXING TIMON OF ATHENS, Fixing Timon of Athens. The first installment, Fixing King John, premiered in 2014 at our venue, The Off Center. With Madge Darlington and Kirk Lynn at the helm, the next installment promises to be as provocative and to really improve Shakespeare's original.
About The Play
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.
Warning: Lots of “F” bombs.
Production Support: Fixing Timon of Athens is funded entirely by ticket sales. Our gratitude to the cast and production crew for working for peanuts to make this happen.
Rude Mechs is supported in part by The Texas Commission on the Arts and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
About Fixing Shakespeare
Taking place in rotation with our Contemporary Classics series, our new series Fixing Shakespeare 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.
[poster photo:Tom Green as Timon, by Brett Brookshire]
Playwright: Kirk Lynn
Director: Madge Darlington
2nd Unit Director: Alexandra Bassett
Stage Manager: Courtney Cales
Lighting Design: Stephen Pruitt
Original Music: Peter Stopschinski
Sound Design: Robert S. Fisher
Timon: Tom Green
Apemantia: Barbara Chisholm
Flavia: Elizabeth Doss
Vinnie: Robert Faires
Alcibadia: Ellie McBride
CC: Robert S. Fisher
Braymount: Lowell Bartholomee
Cupid / Creto / Johnsy: Jay Byrd
February 04 - February 27, 2016
2211-A Hidalgo Street
near Robert Martinez and E. 7th Street, behind Joe's Bakery
Austin, TX, 78702
February 4 - 27, 2016
Thursdays - Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
The Off Center (2211A Hidalgo St.)
Tickets: $25 General Admission plus $2 fee on Fridays and Saturdays / Sliding Scale $5-$25 plus service fee Thursdays and Sundays