“scintillating and modern… Visually, ‘The Misanthrope’ could not be more splendid” -Chicago Sun-Times
“sparkles, figuratively and literally” -Time Out
“remarkably funny” -Chicago Weekly
Court Theatre’s 2013 Molière Festival features exciting new productions of two of Molière‘s most celebrated plays—The Misanthrope and Tartuffe. These two timeless classics will be reimagined by an incredible cast of 11 actors under the direction of Artistic Director Charles Newell.
The Misanthrope explores 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.
The Molière Festival is sponsored by
|Rita & John Canning|
|David & Marilyn Fatt Vitale||The Elizabeth F. Cheney
|The Marion M. Lloyd
Court Theatre Fund