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Actors' Shakespeare Project - "Timon of Athens", Friday June 11, 2010

Members and their guests are invited to join our group for the performance at 7:30pm on Friday June 11th at Midway Studios, 15 Channel Center Street, Fort Point Channel in Boston. Our discount price is $39 per seat representing a 17% discount on the $47 ticket price for the best seats.  For more information, including a link for both driving and public transportation directions, see

We have now closed our group booking. Please pick up your tickets from me at the venue from 7pm onwards. If you didn't buy purchase a group ticket but would like to buy full price tickets (at either $38 or $47), they can be purchased independently with a credit card at


“Timon of Athens’’ is one of the most obscure of Shakespeare’s plays, says Allyn Burrows, artistic director of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and the name is often mispronounced. It rhymes with Simon.  Now the troupe is producing what it says is the play’s professional Boston premiere at Midway Studios, with Burrows playing Timon under the direction of company member Bill Barclay.

One reason may be that apparently it is not all Shakespeare’s work. “Timon’’ is thought to be partly written by his contemporary Thomas Middleton.

In the 1607 play, Timon is a wealthy Athenian nobleman who gives generously to friends, hangers-on, and even the government. But when his bills come due and he reaches out for help, they all desert him, leaving him ruined, a misanthropic hermit bent on revenge.

And although the parallels are not direct, the themes of borrowing and insolvency carry their own currency these days.

We hope you can join us!

Sincerely,                                                                                Performance begins: 7:30pm

Steve McCarthy                                                               Location:    Midway Studios, Boston

Stephen J. McCarthy, Corpus Christi (Oxon.), President of the Society