‘Timon of Athens’ with Shakespeare Project




The Shakespeare Project of Chicago made its long-awaited return to in-person performances of its namesake playwright with Timon of Athens March 9 at the Newberry Library.

The theatrical reading of the lesser-known tragedy marked the company’s first presentation of Shakespeare since March 2020.

In addition to his engagement as the Equity stage manager, Christopher Prentice assumed directing duties when the director had to step away from the production.

The cast featured Peter Garino as Timon, Richard Shavzin as Apemantus, Erin Sloan as Flavius, and Esther Williamson as Alcibiades, with Rena Ahmed, Josh Bernaski, Isabella Crider, Joe Fernandez, Tim Kough, Dina Monk, Kendal Romero, and Aaron Spencer appearing in multiple roles.

For more information, visit shakespeareprojectchicago.org.

Image courtesy Shakespeare Project of Chicago / Peter Garino.