Exploring the fierce juxtaposition between conformity and non-conformity, Martin Crimp uses his contemporary vision to bring Molière's delightful 17th-century masterpiece into the light of modern day London. A hilarious comedy of manners, The Misanthrope follows a cynical Alceste, who causes a scandal when he refuses to fit in with superficial society. Despite his distaste for social graces, he remains torn between his love for the flirtatious Célimène, who embodies everything he despises about society, and his own convictions. Unsettled by her flirtations with other men, the cantankerous lover suggests they run away together and start a new life. Catch this unique production when The Misanthrope comes to Evanston's Piccolo Theatre.
This show contains strong language and is recommended for age 16 and older.
This show’s running time is one hour and 45 minutes, with one 10-minute intermission.