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Timon of Athens, Fiesta! And Strong-Cuevas: Premonitions In Retrospect At Guild Hall In November

Originally Posted: October 23, 2012

Nicole Barylski

A scene from Timon of Athens. (Photo: Johan Persson)

November at Guild Hall in East Hampton will feature a screening of the National Theatre's live presentation of Timon of Athens, Fiesta! And the "Strong-Cuevas: Premonitions In Retrospect" exhibition.

On Saturday, November 10, Guild Hall is screening the National Theatre live presentation of Timon of Athens. Watch as Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeare's strange fable of consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton. Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts, ostentatious host, Timon of Athens is surrounded by free-loaders and sycophants. He vastly outspends his resources but, finding his coffers empty, reassures his loyal steward that all will be well. When he calls upon his associates, instead of offering help, they hang him out to dry. After a final, vengeful banquet, Timon withdraws to a literal and emotional wasteland, living off roots and pouring curses on a morally bankrupt Athens.

Simon Russell Beale has been described by the Independent as 'the greatest stage actor of his generation.' His recent work for the National Theatre includes London Assurance, Much Ado About Nothing and Collaborators, John Hodge's Olivier Award-winning new play in which he portrayed Stalin. The screening begins at 8 p.m. at the John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion.

On Sunday, November 4, stop by for Fiesta! which will feature arts and crafts from 2 to 4 p.m., a gallery talk with Frank Wimberley winner of the 2010 Annual Guild Hall Members Exhibition from 2:30 to 3 p.m. and from 3 to 4 p.m. Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World in The John Drew Theater starring storyteller David Gonzalez. Cuentos paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx. From the silly antics of the Puerto Rican anti-hero "Juan Bobo" to the mysterious dealings and powers of the Orishas in a suite of Afro-Cuban stories, tales are filled with memorable characters, extraordinary plots and positive messages for children.

"Strong-Cuevas: Premonitions in Retrospect" will be on view through November 25, 2012. The exhibition can be seen in the Frieda and Roy Furman Sculpture Garden and drawings on view in the Wasserstein Family Gallery at The Museum at Guild Hall.

For more information and ticket prices visit: www.guildhall.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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