Timon of Athens (2017)

Folger Theatre performed their production of Timon of Athens from May 9 to June 11, 2017.

Production image from the 2017 performance of Timon of Athens.

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 tragic 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.


Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Louis Butelli*: Ventidius, Bandit
  • Aliyah Caldwell: Phrynia
  • Maboud Ebrahimzadeh*: Alcibiades
  • John Floyd: Cupid, Senator, Bandit, Servant
  • Amanda Forstrom*: Timandra
  • Sean Fri*: Jeweler, Sempronius, Bandit
  • Eric Hissom*: Apemantus
  • Andhy Mendez*: Painter, Lucullus
  • Ian Merrill Peakes*: Timon of Athens
  • Antoinette Robinson*: Flavius
  • Michael Dix Thomas*: Poet, Lucius, Senator
  • Kathryn Tkel*: Merchant, Senator


  • Laura Artesi: Timandra, Cupid, Phrynia
  • Matthew Castleman: Alcibiades, Lucius
  • Sean Fri*: Timon of Athens
  • Katelyn Manfre: Flavius, Merchant, Senator
  • Matthew Pauli: Apemantus, Sempronius
  • Michael Dix Thomas*: Ventidius, Lucullus

Creative team

  • Robert Richmond**, Director
  • Tony Cisek***, Scenic Design
  • Mariah Hale***, Costume Design
  • Andrew F. Griffin***, Lighting Design
  • Matt Otto***, Sound Design
  • Francesca Talenti, Projection Design
  • Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • Eisenberg/Beans Casting, New York Casting
  • Teresa Wood, Folger Casting
  • Diane Healy**, Production Stage Manager
  • Megan Ball**, Assistant Stage Manager

Production team

  • Joe Eisenberg, Fight Director
  • Emily Lyon, Assistant Director
  • Bailey Nassetta, Assistant to the Director
  • Elizabeth Brodie, Production Assistant
  • Audrey Bodek, Scenic Design Assistant
  • Tony Koehler, Props Master
  • Bella Faccia, Inc., Scenic Construction
  • Adalia Tonneyck, Assistant Costume Designer
  • Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
  • Ansaldo Costumes and Adalia Tonneyck, Costume Construction
  • Noelle Greata and Courtney Leigh Wood, Stitchers
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
  • Mary Keegan, Assistant Lighting Designer
  • Alex Keen, Master Electrician
  • Amanda Kircher, Assistant Master Electrician
  • Paul Deziel, Projection Design Assistant
  • Jon Farber, Casting Coordinator for Eisenberg/Beans Casting
  • Sasha Pensanti, Casting Assistant for Eisenberg/Beans Casting
  • WiT Media, Advertising Agency
  • Emily Tartanella, Marketing Design Consultant
  • James Kegley, Promotional Photography
  • Teresa Wood, Production Photography
  • Lee Fanning, Mark Fastoso, and APTV, Promotional Video
  • WAPAVA, Archival Video
  • C2, Open Captioning

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  • Grace Ann Roberts, Humanities Programs Assistant

Other Media

Watch the Trailer for this production of Timon of Athens


Washington Post

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Production image from the 2017 performance of Timon of Athens.
Production image from the 2017 performance of Timon of Athens.