May 9, 2013 – June 9, 2013
Translated by Richard Wilbur
Directed by Charles Newell
In a society where social graces reign supreme, the cynical Alceste causes a scandal when he refuses to play his part in the charade. Torn between his love for the coquettish Célimène and the pretenses he so despises, Alceste finds himself alone in a world where words are brandished like weapons and status is defined by style. Unwilling to play the hypocrite any longer, Alceste must decide his destiny. Artistic Director Charles Newell returns to his roots in the French Baroque to give this wickedly funny and deliciously droll comedy of manners new life.
sponsored by Boeing, Rita and John Canning, David and Marilyn Fatt Vitale, the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Marion M. Lloyd Court Theatre Fund