Timon of Athens

April 24

June 10, 2012

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines

Highly recommended! Arrives on stage bearing the star power of actor Ian McDiarmid...

Chicago Sun-Times


The Play

In a high-risk world of quick profits and borrowed luxury, Timon is a god among men. But can this titan survive when the tides of fortune turn? From performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company and on Broadway to the Star Wars film series and beyond, internationally celebrated actor Ian McDiarmid was brilliantly matched to the challenging role of Timon. And Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' gripping new production featured the kind of inventive staging and electrifying performances that always makes an evening at Chicago Shakespeare one to remember.



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The Players

Creative Team

Barbara Gaines Director/Artistic Director

Kevin Depinet Scenic Designer

Susan E. Mickey Costume Design

Robert Wierzel Lighting Designer

Mike Tutaj Projection Design

Lindsay Jones Original Music and Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Design

Nicolas Blanc Choreographer


Sean Blake Timander

John Byrnes Caphis

Danforth Comins Alcibiades

William Dick Jeweller/Senator 1

Jen Donohoo Dancer

Sean Fortunato Flavius

Kevin Gudahl Poet/Judge

Terry Hamilton Ventidius/Old Senator/Senator 2

Robert Hope Larry

Timothy Edward Kane Painter/Servant

Noelle Kayser Dancer

David Lively Sempronius

Luke Manley Dancer

Ian McDiarmid Timon

James Newcomb Apemantus

Bianca L. Sanders Dancer

Malachi Squires Dancer

Samuel Taylor Lucius/Thief 2

Demetrios Troy Banker/Varro/Thief 1

Bruce A. Young Lucullus

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