Timon of Anaconda

Timon of Anaconda is my adaptation of Shakespeare and Middleton’s Timon of Athens, set in Butte, Montana in the 1960s and ’70s. It tells the story of a mining mogul who loses everything and is abandoned by his friends. He then attempts to retreat to the wilderness, only to find that there is no place that does not have the mark of human activity. This 75-minute adaptation uses a 400-year-old text to explore our own culpability in environmental degradation, but also to consider what our next steps can be.

The first performance of Timon of Anaconda will be in Bozeman on Saturday September 7 at 3 p.m. at The Silos next to Story Mill Park; the second performance will be in Butte at Foreman’s Park at Mountain Con Mineyard on Sunday September 8, also at 3 p.m. Performance sites were chosen based upon their former use as industrialization areas, locations where profit reigned supreme, producing millions of dollars for the owners at the expense of the land and the workers. Today these locations are being reclaimed, “Capped and Crowned” with healthy soil and native plants once again, with vestiges of their industrial past hovering nearby as monuments to a voracious capitalistic past.

Bozeman’s performance site was chosen because it too was once the former location of an industrial process, a flour mill and next door to a commercial slaughterhouse, now being returned to a different more environmentally friendly use.

Cost: FREE


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Sat. Sep. 7, 2019   3pm

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The Silos at Story Mill
Bozeman, MT 59715