Artistic Director Simon Godwin makes his directorial debut at the Shakespeare Theatre Company with a restaging of his recent, acclaimed production of Timon of Athens, featuring Olivier Award-winner Kathryn Hunter in an “astonishing performance” (The Guardian). Timon lives in a golden world of opulence and generosity, throwing wild parties attended by politicians, artists, and the celebrities of Athens. When she loses her wealth and her friends abandon her, Timon takes to the forest, exchanging her luxurious gowns for sackcloth and plotting revenge against the city she loves. Godwin’s daring take on this rarely produced play yields “a parable for our times…and perhaps a nifty touchstone for spiritual renewal” (Daily Telegraph).


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Reviews

“SUBLIME…Simon Godwin’s production…should become the gold standard for the rarely performed play.” –This Week in New York

“A JOY TO WATCH…Simon Godwin’s playful production ends up worth the effort.” –The Times

“Whether she is sponging up flattery or unleashing fury, Hunter in the title role is a lithe dynamo of energy.” –The Wrap

“TERRIFICALLY MOVING…Casting [Kathryn] Hunter was a masterstroke.” –Vulture

“EXCITING…It’s not only a chance to see a rarely performed piece, but it’s also a chance to see it done slickly and smartly.” –New York Stage Review

“YOU’LL BE RAPT…Kathryn Hunter’s exceptional lead performance is reason enough to see this production.” –Slant Magazine



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Timon of Athens

Feb 20 - Mar 22

Michael R. Klein Theatreby William Shakespeare
Directed by Simon Godwin
Co-production with Theatre for a New Audience

Underwritten by the Beech Street Foundation

Production support by Share Fund

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The Performers
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  • Timon of Athens: Kathryn Hunter
    Kathryn Hunter
    Timon of Athens
    Timon of Athens
    Kathryn Hunter

    TFANA: Why?, The Valley of Astonishment (CICT/Bouffes du Nord), Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kafka’s Monkey (Young Vic), and Fragments (CICT/Bouffes du Nord). Other theatre credits: Antony & Cleopatra, King Lear (RSC); The Diver (Soho Theatre); Yerma (Arcola Theatre); and The Visit (National Theatre, Olivier Award for Best Actress). Film credits include: A Midsummer Night Dream, Mike Leigh’s All or Nothing and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Alcibiades: Elia Monte-Brown
    Elia Monte-Brown
    Alcibiades
    Alcibiades
    Elia Monte-Brown

    Elia has appeared in Blithe Spirit (The Guthrie), Top Girls (The Huntington), Between Riverside and Crazy (ACT Geary Theatre) and has also worked at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Humana Festival and many more.  Film and TV credits include FBI, The Deuce, The Resident, Shades of Blue, The Affair, Fort TildenSearch PartyThe Affair, The Following, Person of Interest, Madam SecretaryElementary, Law and Order: SVU and Law and Order: Criminal Intent.  Yale School of Drama.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Apemantus: Arnie Burton
    Arnie Burton
    Apemantus
    Apemantus
    Arnie Burton

    Broadway: Machinal, Peter and the Starcatcher, The 39 Steps, A Free Man of Color, Amadeus.  Off Broadway highlights: Lewiston/Clarkston (Drama Desk nomination), The Government Inspector (Callaway Award), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Drama League nom.), The Temperamentals (Drama Desk Award Ensemble), The New Yorkers, The Explorers Club, The Winter’s Tale, Lives of the Saints.  TV and Film includes: Murphy Brown, The Good Fight, Search Party, Blacklist, Jessica Jones, The Greatest Showman.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Flavius: John Rothman
    John Rothman
    Flavius
    Flavius
    John Rothman

    TFANA: Pericles.  Broadway: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Relatively Speaking, Prelude to a Kiss, Some Americans Abroad, Social Security. Off-Broadway: CSC, New Group, Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard, Impossible H.L. Mencken, which he wrote. 100 plus movies, Stardust Memories, Ghostbusters, Devil Wears Prada, The Report and Bombshell.  Television: Judge Kofax on SVU, Series Regular on One Mississippi, streaming on Amazon. Grad, Yale Drama, Actors Studio Lifetime member, EST, Actors Center. More: johnrothmanactor.com

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Lucia: Shirine Babb
    Shirine Babb
    Lucia
    Lucia
    Shirine Babb

    Broadway: Macbeth (Lincoln Center), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (OBC). Off Broadway: Bedlam’s Crucible, Napoli, Brooklyn (Roundabout), Aliens with Extraordinary Skills (Women’s Project). Regional: School Girls, Antony & Cleopatra (2015 Theatre Critic Circle nom.), Measure & Dido (Kennedy Center), Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra (Folger Theatre), Widows (Arcola Theatre, London), Disgraced (2015 Critic Circle nom.). 2010/2011 seasons at The Old Globe Shakespeare Festival. Television: Iron Fist, I Love You... But I Lied, Blue Bloods, and Madam Secretary. East 15 Acting Conservatory (MA), USD/Old Globe PTAP (MFA)

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Lucullus: Dave Quay
    Dave Quay
    Lucullus
    Lucullus
    Dave Quay

    Off-Broadway: Socrates, The Low Road (Public Theater), The Heir Apparent (Classic Stage Company), Donogoo (Mint Theater). Regional: Dorset Theatre Festival, Shakespeare Theatre DC, New Jersey Symphony, Georgia Shakespeare, Alliance Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, Chautauqua Theater Company, Florence Continuum, etc. Film: Catcher was a Spy. TV: Bull, Looming Tower, Gotham, House of Cards, Blindspot, Unforgettable, Royal Pains, Forever, Drop Dead Diva. Other: Big Apple Circus. MFA: NYU Grad Acting.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Sempronis: Daniel Pearce
    Daniel Pearce
    Sempronis
    Sempronis
    Daniel Pearce

    Broadway: Machinal, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Bway: Mother of the Maid, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Ping Pong, Henry V, Henry VI, Measure for Measure, Loves' Fire (Public), The Most Deserving (Women's Project), Falling (Minetta Lane), Passion Play (Epic), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Irish Rep), among others. Film/TV: Murder of a President, Salt, Clowns, Godzilla, Bull, Chapelle's Show, Law & Order, SVU, CI. MFA: NYU. 2017 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow. 

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Flaminia: Helen Cespedes
    Helen Cespedes
    Flaminia
    Flaminia
    Helen Cespedes

    Selected New York credits: The Cripple of Inishmaan (Broadway), Fefu and Her Friends (TFANA), Paul Swan is Dead and Gone (Civilians), The School For Scandal (Red Bull), A Picture of Autumn (The Mint), and Couriers and Contrabands (Timeline). Regional: Williamstown, Old Globe, McCarter, Two River, Barrington Stage, Goodman, NYSF, Hartford Stage, Studio Theater, and Chautauqua. TV/Film: The Way I Remember It, The Knick. Training: Juilliard.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Lucilius: Adam Langdon
    Adam Langdon
    Lucilius
    Lucilius
    Adam Langdon

    Christopher in the Broadway tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Helen Hayes nomination). Regional: Kimberly Akimbo (Barrington), I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile (BTG), Hapgood, Robin Hood (Williamstown). Film/TV: Midnight, Texas; Masters of Doom; The Good Wife; Red Oaks; The Path; Difficult People; Peter Has to Go to the Doctor; Three Dates. Co-wrote and co-starred in the web series Moe and Jerryweather. Training: Juilliard.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Demetrius: Liam Craig
    Liam Craig
    Demetrius
    Demetrius
    Liam Craig

    STC: The Tempest (Trinculo), The Government Inspector (Osip), The Servant of Two Masters (Brighella/Porter). NEW YORK: Broadway: Boeing Boeing (u/s, appeared); Off-Broadway: Theatre for a New Audience: Julius Caesar, The Servant of Two Masters, The Killer; Vineyard Theatre: The Internationalist; The New Group: Aunt Dan and Lemon; Public Theater: Two Noble Kinsmen; Roundabout Theatre Company: Juno and the Paycock. REGIONAL: Hartford Stage: Henry V; Denver Center: The Book of Will (World Premiere); Yale Repertory Theatre: A Doctor in Spite of Himself, The Servant of Two Masters, Accidental Death of an Anarchist; Berkeley Repertory Theatre: A Doctor in Spite of Himself, Accidental Death of an Anarchist. FILM: The Royal Tenenbaums. TELEVISION: Madam Secretary, Mozart in the Jungle, Unforgettable, Mercy, Rescue Me, Boston Legal, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU. TRAINING: New York University Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program: MFA.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Painter: Zachary Fine
    Zachary Fine
    Painter
    Painter
    Zachary Fine

    Broadway: China Doll with Al Pacino. Off-Broadway: Acting Company, Mint, Pearl, Red Bull, Fiasco, Theatre for A New Audience. Regional: Guthrie, Folger, Playmakers, Original work; Walled In, Manifest Destiny (with Aitor Basauri and Lucas Rooney), So Please You (HVSF), The Sea Maids Music (HVSF) Bewilderness. 2015 Helen Hayes Award for Fiasco’s Two Gentlemen of Verona. Zack teaches clown and games at NYU, Fiasco Conservatory and more.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Poet/Caphis: Yonatan Gebeyehu
    Yonatan Gebeyehu
    Poet/Caphis
    Poet/Caphis
    Yonatan Gebeyehu

    New York: I Thought I Would Die, But I Didn’t (New Georges/The Tank). Regional: Everybody (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Go. Please. Go. (Montana Rep), The Tempest (Shakespeare on the Manor), Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet (Chautauqua Theater Company), Christmas Carol (Portland Stage), Revolt. She said. Revolt Again., Strange Men, How to Use a Knife (UCSD/La Jolla Playhouse). TELEVISION: Elementary, Madam Secretary (CBS). WEB: 86’d (Bric Arts). BA in English Literature: Columbia University; MFA in Acting: UCSD.


    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Singer: Kristen Misthopoulos
    Kristen Misthopoulos
    Singer
    Singer
    Kristen Misthopoulos

    REGIONAL: A Midsummer Night's Dream, R+J4EVR. INTERNATIONAL: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. FILM: Wild Nights With Emily. PERSONAL: She/her/hers. TRAINING: The Globe Theatre (London), The Freeman Studio, BFA Syracuse University. INSTAGRAM: @kristmis 

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Jeweller: Julia Ogilvie
    Julia Ogilvie
    Jeweller
    Jeweller
    Julia Ogilvie

    Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Julia Ogilvie is an actor, comedienne, and writer who trained at Julliard. She trained at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre on Maude Night, and performs comedy, poetry, and music around New York City. She wrote and performed her solo show Freckle and Burn directed by Vivienne Benesch at the Steinberg Studio, as well as Our Names in Masking Tape at Juilliard.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


The Artistic Team
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  • Simon Godwin
    Director
    Director
    Simon Godwin

    Simon joined Shakespeare Theatre Company as Artistic Director in September 2019. He has served as Associate Director of the National Theatre of London, the Royal Court Theatre, and Bristol Old Vic. He made his debut at the National Theatre with Strange Interlude followed by Man and Superman, and went on to direct The Beaux’ Stratagem, Twelfth Night, an acclaimed production of Antony and Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, and the world premiere of Simon Woods' play Hansard. Simon has also directed at the Royal Shakespeare Company, including an acclaimed Hamlet, which toured to the Kennedy Center, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Simon recently made his Tokyo debut, directing a Japanese cast in Hamlet for Theatre Cocoon. In 2012 Simon was awarded the inaugural Evening Standard/Burberry Award for an Emerging Director.


  • Soutra Gilmour
    Scenic and Costume Designer
    Scenic and Costume Designer
    Soutra Gilmour

    Theatre: Betrayal (Broadway); Pinter at The Pinter, From Here To Eternity, The Commitments (West End); Twelfth Night, My Brilliant Friend, Shadow of a Boy (National Theatre); Strictly Ballroom (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Toronto, West End); Bull, When the World Was Green (Young Vic); Hecuba, Candide, The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes (RSC); Cyrano de Bergerac (Roundabout); Macbeth (Trafalgar Transformed); The Crucible, The Duchess of Malfi, Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Old Vic), Reasons to be Pretty (Almeida)


  • Donald Holder
    Lighting Designer
    Lighting Designer
    Donald Holder

    TFANA: He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box (OBIE Award), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, many others. Broadway: fifty-eight productions, two Tony awards (The Lion King and South Pacific) and thirteen Tony nominations. Recent projects include: Kiss Me, Kate; Tootsie; My Fair Lady; Oslo; M Butterfly; Anastasia; She Loves Me; Fiddler on the Roof; The King and I; The Bridges Of Madison County; many others. Television: Smash Seasons 1 and 2 (NBC-Dreamworks). Film: Oceans 8 (Warner Brothers Pictures)


  • Christopher Shutt
    Sound Designer
    Sound Designer
    Christopher Shutt

    Broadway: War Horse (Tony Award), Coram Boy, All My Sons, Not About Nightingales (Drama Desk Award), Moon for the Misbegotten, Privacy. Off-Broadway: Mnemonic (Drama Desk Award), Macbeth (Armory), Love & Information, Arturo Ui (with Al Pacino). London Theatre: Antony & Cleopatra, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Disappearing Number, The Elephant Vanishes, Street of Crocodiles, The Father, Twilight Zone, Oppenheimer, Glass Kill Bluebeard Imp, ear for eye, All About My Mother.


  • Michael Bruce
    Composer
    Composer
    Michael Bruce

    Michael is a Scottish composer and lyricist. He was composer-in-residence at the Donmar Warehouse from 2012 to 2019. He has worked extensively at the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company and in the West End. His work on Broadway includes Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Booth) and The Winslow Boy (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Privacy (Public Theater). Publications include Writing Music for the Stage: a Practical Guide for Theatremakers.


  • Jonathan Goddard
    Choreographer
    Choreographer
    Jonathan Goddard

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Roundabout Theatre: The Cherry Orchard (Movement Director, dir. Simon Godwin). INTERNATIONAL: Movement Direction/Choreography: National Theatre: Anthony and Cleopatra, Strange Interlude, Man and Superman, Beaux Stratagem, As You Like It, Sunset at the Villa Thalia | Donmar Warehouse: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie | Royal Shakespeare Company: Timon of Athens, Two Gentlemen of Verona. AWARDS: Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Male Dancer (2008, 2014) and for Outstanding Male Performance (Modern) (2014). Nominations: Times/South Bank Show Breakthrough Award (2007), Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance (2008), Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Male Dancer (2011, 2012, 2019). PERSONAL: As a dancer Jonathan has worked for many major British dance companies including Rambert, most recently dancing The Mother, a full evening duet with Royal Ballet principle Natalia Osipova by the choreographer Arthur Pita, which premiered in Edinburgh (2018) and was shown in Moscow (2019) and at the Southbank Centre London (2019) | JonathanGoddard.com.


  • Joseph Smelser
    Production Stage Manager
    Production Stage Manager
    Joseph Smelser

    STC: 30 productions including The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; The Comedy of Errors; Camelot; Hamlet; The School for Lies; The Secret Garden (also at 5th Avenue Theatre and Theater Under the Stars); The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound (also at Guthrie Theater); Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; The Tempest; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Strange Interlude; All’s Well That Ends Well. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Let Me Down Easy; Seattle Repertory Theatre: Eight seasons including An Ideal Husband, Play On!, Golden Child, Don Juan, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (with Lily Tomlin); American Conservatory Theater: The Rivals, The Circle, The Government Inspector, Vigil; Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Journey to the West, An Almost Holy Picture, Having Our Say; Regional Tour: Let Me Down Easy and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (both with Anna Deavere Smith). TRAINING: Oberlin College: BA.


  • Josie R. Felt
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Josie R. Felt

    STC: Vanity Fair; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit. REGIONAL: Studio Theatre: If I Forget, Vietgone, Wig Out!; Theatre J: Becoming Dr. Ruth; The Second City: Twist Your Dickens; Mosaic Theater: Satchmo at the Waldorf; American Conservatory Theater: A Christmas Carol, Love and Information, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play. TRAINING: University of Maryland, College Park: BA in Stage Management.



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