Timon of Athens
Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens NYC Reviews and Tickets

(31 Ratings)
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Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Disappointing, Absorbing

About the Show

In Simon Godwin's staging of Shakespeare's tragedy, the role of is Timon re-gendered as female and played by Olivier Award winner Kathryn Hunter.

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99 Reviews | 15 Followers
Ambitions fully reached, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if u want 2 c a rarely shown piece by the Bard & Middleton, reinvented & performed brilliantly by Hunter and a terrific cast.

Don't see it if Don't want to see the above in an outstanding showy production

110 Reviews | 24 Followers
Riveting, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Excellent staging of one of Shakespeare's lesser done plays. Kathryn Hunter proves again she is a great actor of her generation.Great energy

Don't see it if ..If you don't like Shakespeare. You must listen carefully although this production is pretty clear. Read more

142 Reviews | 13 Followers
Thought-provoking, Slow, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if an ambitious attempt to resuscitate a difficult and messy rare play (so a boon for Shakespeare completists); great Hunter; beautiful design

Don't see it if want more Shakespeare than Middleton

218 Reviews | 42 Followers
Smart, Great acting, Relevant, Surprising, Absorbing

See it if you forgot Shakespeare wrote this one 'cause this production may push it into your top ten. Ah, such is the power of actor Kathryn Hunter.

Don't see it if you don't own a time travel machine. In other words, you can't see it. It closed. But you should have seen it. Read more

83 Reviews | 12 Followers
Resonant, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you want Shakespeare with master actors, sets, staging, and costumes in a play that comments about money and human nature. Relatable.

Don't see it if You want a fast one as this plays out slowly and takes time via language to flesh out the basic premise in each scene. It’s fun and funny.

292 Reviews | 36 Followers
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Masterful. Great Acting, staging. First rate. Modern Shakespeare at its finest.

Don't see it if You want nothing to do with Shakespeare.

760 Reviews | 166 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Want to see rarely- produced Shakespeare play, see main character portrayed as a woman , enjoy themes of greed, friendship & betrayal

Don't see it if Don’t like Shakespeare & trouble with his language, don’t like His “problem plays,” curious about play he co-wrote with Middleton, static

414 Reviews | 70 Followers
Entertaining, Disappointing, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if to see a rarely performed semi-Shakespeare play (not all of it written by him); satire on wealth and buying friendships; Hunter wonderful

Don't see it if slow first act (despite the glitz and humor, which gets tiring), 2nd act darker; not a great Shakespeare play; some dialogue hard to hear

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
January 19th, 2020

"Shakespeare’s ‘Timon’ Gets an Occupy Athens Makeover: Kathryn Hunter stars as the fabulously rich Greek who understands the corrupting value of money only after she loses it."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
January 19th, 2020

"A 'Timon of Athens' for the Age of Peter Thiel"
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January 21st, 2020

"Contemplating Two Philosophical Extremes in Timon of Athens: Kathryn Hunter stars in Simon Godwin's new production of a lesser-known Shakespeare play at Theatre for a New Audience."
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Lighting & Sound America
January 22nd, 2020

"The world of 'Timon of Athens' is one of false glitter -- illusory wealth, faithless friends, and social status that evaporates overnight -- but, at TFANA, the play has a solid-gold centerpiece named Kathryn Hunter."
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New York Stage Review
January 20th, 2020

4/5 Stars. "Shakespeare's rarely produced tale of a big-hearted spendthrift gets a powerful production with a first-rate female Timon."
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New York Stage Review
January 20th, 2020

3/5 Stars. "An opportunity to experience Timon of Athens in a smartly revised version that's staged and performed with unusual distinction. It's worth the trip to Brooklyn."
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January 23rd, 2020

"Very entertaining both in its visual spectacle and high style. The play may not be up to Shakespeare's usual standard of poetry and psychology, but director Simon Godwin has shown how to make it work for a modern audience. Kudos to all involved in this revelatory production."
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Theater Pizzazz
January 23rd, 2020

"It comes as no surprise that [Simon] Godwin [has] done it again, taking the very seldom performed...'Timon of Athens,' making a few minor tweaks, and creating a powerful, entertaining play. "
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