Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE

Avant Bard presents A Misanthrope, a world premiere adaptation of Molière's The Misanthrope by Manhattan-based playwright Matt Minnicino, directed by Megan Behm in her Avant Bard debut.

A Misanthrope is a brisk, biting comedy about a cynic named Alceste who thinks insincerity is a sin. But the joke's on him when he falls for Celimine, an ingenue who's more than his match. Matt Minnicino's A Misanthrope distills Molière's best-known farce into quippy rhyming couplets. And it pokes fun at social flattery with a hot take on the absurdity of modern hot airs. Hypocrisy has never been more hilarious.

A Misanthrope runs through June 30, 2019-Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. Saturday matinees are followed by Unscripted Afterchats with members of the cast and creative team. Saturday evening performances are followed by Meet the Cast gatherings at Delia's, 2931 South Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22206.

Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two
2700 South Lang Street, Arlington, VA 22206

There is ample free parking. For driving directions and easy public-transportation info go to avantbard.org/plan-your-visit.

Single tickets are $40. A limited allotment of Pay What You Will tickets will be available for every show and go on sale online beginning the Monday before. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 703-418-4808.

Photo Credit: DJ Corey Photography

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Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Hannah Sweet, Elliott Kashner, Thais Menendez

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Patrick Joy, Thais Menendez, Jenna Berk, Chloe Mikala

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Hannah Sweet, Thais Menendez, Patrick Joy

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Sara Barker, Thais Menendez

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Sara Barker, Elliott Kashner

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Sara Barker, Elliott Kashner

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Elliott Kashner, Chloe Mikala

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Elliott Kashner, Thais Menendez

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Matthew Sparacino, Thais Menendez, Patrick Joy, Tendo Nsubuga, Elliott Kashner

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Elliott Kashner, Chloe Mikala, Jenna Berk

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Elliott Kashner, Jenna Berk

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Elliott Kashner, Matthew Sparacino

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Elliott Kashner, Sara Barker

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
Tendo Nsubuga, Patrick Joy

 



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