Timon of Athens


"Every man has his fault..."

Fortune strains the bonds of friendship. Timon is a wealthy and popular philanthropist with but one flaw—an excess of generosity. Sparing no expense on lavish parties, costly gifts, and charity, Timon later suffers a downturn of fortune and friendship. Robert Richmond (OthelloRichard III and Henry V at Folger Theatre) directs Shakespeare’s social satire about the fickleness of prosperity, with Helen Hayes Award-winner Ian Merrill Peakes (OthelloMacbethRosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at Folger Theatre) in the title role.

Presented by Folger Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
130 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$30 - $75

Discount Tickets Available Discounts available to seniors, students, educators, military, and groups of 10 or more; $30 rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance (subject to availability)

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Box Office Phone: 202-544-7077

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/09/2017 - 06/11/2017
Sunday 2:00pm7:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 7:30pm--
Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 2:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 05/09/2017 - 7:30pm Pay-What-You-Will
  • 05/11/2017 - 6:30pm Stage Director Talk
  • 05/19/2017 - 8:00pm College Night - $15 Tickets
  • 05/24/2017 - 6:30pm Pre-Show Scholarly Talk
  • 06/01/2017 - 6:30pm Brews & Banter
  • 06/01/2017 - 7:30pm Post-Show Talk with Cast

Dark Days

  • 05/23/2017 - 7:30pm

Open Caption

  • 06/11/2017 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Ian Merrill Peakes Timon
Antoinette Robinson Flavius
Maboud Ebrahimzadeh Alcibiades
Louis Butelli Ventidius
Sean Fri Sempronius
Kathryn Tkel Senator/Merchant
Eric Hissom Apemantus
Amanda Forstrom Timandra
Michael Dix Thomas Poet/Lucius/2nd Senator
John Floyd Cupid/Ensemble
ALiyah Caldwell Phrynia/Ensemble
Andhy Mendez Painter/Lucullus/Ensemble
Production Personnel
William Shakespeare
Robert Richmond
Costume Designer
Mariah Hale
Set Designer
Tony Cisek
Sound Designer
Matt Otto
Lighting Designer
Andrew F. Griffin
Projections/Media Designer
Francesca Talenti, Projection Design
Diane Healy, Production Stage Manager


Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Getting There

  • Capitol South (Blue/Orange Lines)
  • Union Station (Red Line)


  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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Robert Richmond Talks Timon