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Celebrating our 15th Annual Leura Shakespeare Festival!!!

I Hate People; or Timon of Athens

Be honest now. Do your friends suck? Not always. But, come on, sometimes...? So they secretly love it when you screw up, fall down, miss out, give in? Do you do it to them... have you? What's it worth, any of it? Friendship? Loyalty? Love? If it were made of gold, what would it weigh?

Well... Timon has it all... the cash, the cache, the companions, and a heart of gold. But that'll never last, you know the story! And when it all goes up in smoke, so does everyone around him. One friend tried to warn him, but who listens to the pessimist? We all hate a misanthrope.

But we hate ingratitude more. And nothing burns like betrayal. Alone and enraged, Timon strips himself bare, runs from the world, curses the city, and revels in exile. And wouldn't you know it... digging in the dirt for a scrap of food... finds more wealth than he had before, just lying there under the earth in a barren field. What will he do with it this time, being generous never paid off, so what's the opposite??

Shakespeare's Timon of Athens is a black comedy dressed up as a Greek tragedy, an hilariously dark, joyfully brutal and very modern immorality tale. Dicken's borrowed from it, Marx built a new world order out of it, our contemporary age sits squarely in its sights - and it gives you, the playgoer, an extraordinary opportunity...

... to watch a Shakespeare play where you don't know what happens next, have no idea how it ends, and will be surprised at every turn. 

Directed by the bold and brilliant Margaret Thanos for Australia’s most consistently revered producers of Shakespeare, Sport for Jove, I Hate People; or Timon of Athens is a truly unique theatrical experience. A renaissance play that feels like it was written yesterday and tells us so much about today.  

Grab a picnic, bring every "friend", pop a bottle of bubbly and celebrate having it all... until you don't! Full of dance, song, libidinous life, and a stunning cast, don't miss it!

Please note: In the event of Wet Weather we will have to cancel the show. Alternative arrangments will try and be made for affected patrons and if unable to accomodate they will be refunded.  The Leura Everglades venue has limited parking at the property and neighbouring streets. Please consider car-pooling to reduce the number of vehicles in the vicinity on the day of your selected show. Should rain result in the show not being able to finish but more than 3/4 of the performance has been delivered no refund will be offered.

This Production Contains:
Coarse Language
Simulated drug use
Simulated Sexual Themes
Full frontal nudity
Depictions of suicide
Not reccomended for people under 15 years of age.

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Leura Everglades Gardens 37 Everglades Ave
Leura, NSW 2780
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