The Misanthrope Revival

Opened: January 23, 2011
Closing: February 20, 2011

The Misanthrope - 2011 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II
131 West 55th Street New York, NY 10036

What's worse than being the only (self-proclaimed) honest man in a world of liars, gossips, and fools? Being head-over-heels in love with the chief offender among them. THE MISANTHROPE follows the hilariously thorny love-life of the irascible Alceste and the coquettish Célimène, who put the concept of "opposites attract" to the ultimate test. Richard Wilbur's masterful translation of Molière's wryly personal comedy begs the question—can love really be this blind?

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Review - Abbie & The Misanthrope by Ben Peltz - January 27, 2011

Actors who bear a substantial resemblance to a legendary celebrity or historical figure are often inspired to turn that stroke of luck into a one-person show.  If Bern Cohen ever had any doubts about his resemblance to political activist Abbie Hoffman, they were certainly dissolved one evening in the 1970s when Ohio police arrested him and put him through a brutal interrogation under the assumption that he was the famous 'Clown Prince of the Revolution' who co-founded the Youth International Party (the Yippies), was a member of the 'Chicago Eight' who were charged with conspiracy and inciting to riot after disruptive demonstrations outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention and wrote a New York Times bestseller, even though it was titled Steal This Book.


The Misanthrope has had 6 productions including Broadway which opened in 1905, Broadway which opened in 1957, Broadway which opened in 1968, Broadway which opened in 1975, Broadway which opened in 1983 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2011.
The Misanthrope has been nominated for the Outstanding Revival award at The Lortels for Molière.



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