The Misanthrope Revival 2011

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

The Misanthrope - 2011 - Off-Broadway History , 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 History

Other Productions of The Misanthrope

1905   Broadway
1957   Broadway
1968   Broadway
1975   Broadway
1983   Broadway
2011   Off-Broadway Pearl Theatre Company Revival

The Misanthrope - 2011 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2011 The Lortels Outstanding Revival Molière