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 The Playhouse at Anderson University Presents The Misanthrope

 

AU Playhouse produces rarely seen classic

The Anderson University Playhouse is proud to present The Misanthrope by French playwright Molière in a delightful English translation by Richard Wilbur. The play will be staged January 25th - 28th at 7:30 pm in AU’s Belk Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday, January 28th at 2:00 pm.

“I’ve wanted to do this play for a very long time,” says Robert Homer-Drummond, AU’s Associate Professor of Theatre and the play’s Director. “It’s studied in many literature classes but rarely staged, so this may very well be the only chance that people in our community have to see it performed. It’s set in the early 1700’s, so those who enjoy period dramas will definitely want to see this one. It’s always gratifying to see our AU students tackle a really challenging piece of literature and do such excellent work!”

The Misanthrope is arguably the most layered and complex of Moliere’s plays, and less farcical than some. The ethical struggles of the production’s main characters present a relatable story for today’s audience, but despite their challenges, the characters also demonstrate great humor. The Misanthrope offers an enjoyable theatre experience as the audience marvels at the outlandish yet recognizable character portraits. With elaborate sets and costumes and live harp and harpsichord music, the production is an event not to be missed.

Seating in AU’s Belk Theatre is limited; call the AU box office for tickets at 864-231-2080 before the production is sold out. Tickets are $10.00 for the general public, $8.00 for seniors and military, and $5.00 for AU students, faculty, and staff.

 Anderson University is a selective comprehensive university offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees on campus and online.  Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier of US News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges and is on that publication’s list of the 46 “Up & Coming” universities in America (#1 in The South).  It is also ranked as one of America’s “100 Best College Buys.”

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