Le Lycanthrope

Kraine Theater
85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Le Lycanthrope is an unofficial sequel to Le Misanthrope by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere. At the climax of Moliere's play, Alceste, the titular Misanthrope (hater of mankind) - betrayed and ridiculed by the woman he loves, shamed and persecuted by her other suitors - exits the stage in a fury, vowing to live in the wilderness away from Parisian Society "where man is arrant wolf to man." His friends Philinte and Eliante exit after him, determined to change his mind. Le Lycanthrope begins on Halloween, 1673, with Alceste having returned from six years in the wilderness. He claims to be a "Lycanthrope," a werewolf, and has come to exact revenge upon the "wolves of society." So he decides to throw a little Halloween party... Warning: This play is composed in rhyming couplets of iambic pentameter and employs extended metaphors, double-entendre, and puns; It may be unsuitable for persons unaccompanied by a sense of humour. Two special Halloween performances are scheduled for Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00 PM.

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