19:00, Tue 9th – Sat 13th May 2006 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 2
White lie or brown nose? Back-slapping fun or backbiting hate? Plain talking - or just plain stupid? Honesty? Or tyranny?
You're not mad just because you're a minority of one. But sometimes you are anyway. Molière's Misanthrope is a self-proclaimed misfit, waging war on the dishonesty he sees around himself in society, despite being totally smitten with the queen bee of his social circle. This production transfers the bitchiness, sexual intrigues and self-righteous social protest of the original to a modern university context whilst retaining the text of one of the greatest verse comedies in the canon. Get mad! Pull hair! Tear sonnets to pieces! Do the hoovering! All in French! This isn't just war. This is misanthropy.
Performed in French with English surtitles.