About This Show

New York Theatre Workshop presents The Misanthrope, written by Molière in a version by Tony Harrison, and directed by Ivo van Hove.

Molière’s classic comedy is about the absurdities of social conventions and pretensions. As he did with his production of Hedda Gabler, van Hove seeks to revitalize The Misanthrope with a fresh, modern perspective – viewing Molière’s text (presented in a version by Tony Harrison) through the lens of our society in which the traditional social fabric has frayed and virtual relationships can be deleted with the simple push of a button.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 30min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: September 24, 2007 Final Performance: November 11, 2007

Theatermania Review

| | September 23, 2007
Ivo van Hove’s radical reinterpretation of Moliére’s classic play is easier to admire than enjoy.

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