This article was last updated on May 25, 2022
Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens Gets Modern Adaptation
Actors Forum Theatre (North Hollywood, CA)
When Lord Timon, a generous pillar of society whose patronage has allowed others to benefit, is hit with financial disaster, his “friends” refuse to provide him with any aid in Timon of Athens. This contemporary telling of William Shakespeare’s work still touches on the universal truths of corruption, the monetization of human relationships, debt and deceit, and the selfishness of mankind. Shakespeare’s words still resonate some 400 years later in this searing drama, which is being staged for the first time in the Los Angeles area in 15 years.