Mitchell College Drama Society Presents Moliere's 'The Miser' Nov 6-8, 13-15

High farce, satire, humor and a fast-moving plot await the audience of Molière’s “The Miser” presented by Mitchell College’s Drama Society this weekend and next. The play will be performed Friday and Saturday, November 6-7 and 13-14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 8 and 15 at 2:30 p.m. in Mitchell College’s Clarke Center
 
Populated by some of Molière's most memorable characters, particularly the ever-avaricious Harpagon, “The Miser” stands as one of the great comic masterpieces of all time. Full of misunderstanding, revelations, double-dealing servants and thwarted lovers, this classic, over-the-top comedy is Moliere at his best.
 
This translation, set in Harpagon's decaying Paris townhouse, follows the original plot carefully, but streamlines the action. "With results ranging from clever to hilarious, translator David Chambers blends a pure line-for-line translation with the liberally political Henry Fielding version, resulting in a script both audaciously irreverent and intellectually true to Molière's 325-year-old original." —Variety. "The new, loony-tune mad MISER … spins the French comedy classic through a blackly funny, fun-house mirror." —Orange County Register.
 
Mitchell’s production is set in the 1980s and features Chris Wagner as Harpagon (the miser); Orson Sinclair as his son, Cléante; Angelica Artusa as his daughter, Élise; Katrina Link as Mariane; and Matt Longo as his butler, Valère. The show is directed by faculty member George Dowker.
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for Mitchell faculty and staff, and $2 for Mitchell College students. They are available at the door or for advance reservations, contact Donna Moss Ogle at 860-701-5433 or ogle_d@mitchell.edu. For more information, visit https://mariners.mitchell.edu/News/Pages/Moli%C3%A8re%E2%80%99s-The-Miser.aspx
 

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