The Misanthrope

March 9

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 160, Flexible Theatre

Alceste, a rebellious young aristocrat, rants and rails at the hypocrisy of his peers, yet he's fallen deeply in love with Celimene, an extremely popular coquette who embodies all that Alceste despises in contemporary society. In the course of a single day Alceste loses an important lawsuit, offends and alienates influential courtiers and confronts his lover with charges of infidelity. In this sparkling verse adaptation by Richard Wilbur, Molière's great comedy of character, The Misanthrope, is as contemporary and modern now as it was at its premiere in 1666.

Written by Molière
Translated by Richard Wilbur
Directed by Sabin Epstein
Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Byron Theatre
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