The Misanthrope

Masque Alfresco presents:

 

The Misanthrope

Moliere’s Satiric Comedy

Directed by Kenneth Dembo

 

Beaverton Library Lawn, 12375 SE 5th Ave & Hall Blvd.

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

August 10 – 19  2018 @ 7:00 pm

 

Theatre in the Hood

9020 SW Caroline Drive, Portland 97225

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

August 24-26  2018 @ 7:00 pm

 

Not unlike our current socio-political landscape, Paris in the 1660’s was rife with scandal and social abuses. Lawsuits were rampant and anyone who spoke their truth was subject to being branded a social outcast, especially our hero, Alceste (rhymes with “pest”) who refuses to go along to get along! Unfortunately for him, he happens to be in love with Celemene, the most sought-after coquette, who relishes gossip parties and notches her fan with all of her adoring beaus. With this clash of priorities, hilarity ensues!

 

Masque Alfresco’s version of The Misanthrope is adapted by Fayra Teeters to run a little over an hour and features our renowned commedia dell’arte traditions: slapstick antics, stock characters, colorful period costumes, while incorporating contemporary social, political, and celebrity jokes into each performance.

 

This production features the talents of company regulars:

Erik Montague as the lead Alceste

Kenneth Dembo as the filthy-rich suitor Acaste

Fayra Teeters as Arsinoe, the Grand Dame of Prudes

Rian Turner as the diplomatic friend, Philinte

 

With the addition of outstanding new talent:

Laine Wagner as the coquette Celemene

Mikayla Albano as her cousin Eliante

John Bryant as the poet Oronte

Troy Sawyer as Citandre, the Fop.

 

These FREE performances are family-friendly! Be sure to bring lawn chairs, picnics and your funny bone!

This event was posted July 16, 2018 and last updated July 16, 2018

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