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THE MISER

Want to party with us on opening night AND support our mission? 

Join us on Friday May 3!

​In partnership with LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park Alliance and in collaboration with Brooklyn Public Library

Step into a world of biting absurdity and timeless truths with Molière in the Park's The Miser, re-imagined for today's world.

CAST

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MaYaa Boateng

MARIANNE

Alana Raquel Bowers

CLEANTE

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Francesca Faridany 

HARPAGON

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Lisa Gorlitsky

MAITRE JACQUES

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Lakisha May

FROSINE

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Ismenia Mendes

ELISE

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Daniel Pearce

LA FLECHE/ANSELME

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Calvin Leon Smith 

VALERE

Written in 1668 and presented upward of 2,500 times over the next 350 years at the Comédie Française alone, The Miser is Molière’s most successful play, both in France and internationally.

Harpagon, a newly widowed geezer, consumed by fear of losing his wealth, will do anything to save his fortune. When he announces that he has found love again and is ready to wed, the ultimate rebellion begins. Through a series of outlandish events and misunderstandings, the entire household is forced to face the true cost of Harpagon’s folly before they see the light again.

With this production, MIP will once again reinvent Molière for today's world while also keeping with our original desire to stay true to the original French. We will both lean into non-traditional casting choices, casting women in male roles and swapping genders, to highlight persistent biases, deconstruct existing power dynamics, and look into the barrel of existential paranoia and greed. Additionally, with the permission of David Chambers, certain passages will be revised employing direct translation from the original French.

CREATIVE

Translated and adapted by David Chambers
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien

Producer: Garth Belcon
Set: Marie Yokoyama
Lights: Stoli Stolnack

Costumes: Jessica Irvin

Composer: Paul Brill

PSM: Madison Lane

ASM: Deanna Kahn

Production Manager: Mitchell Strong

Technical Director: Parker Lane

Graphic Design: Liane Fredel

WE THANK ALL OUR MAJOR SUPPORTERS!

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THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED, IN PART, BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.  

Thank you to all of our donors!

Including: New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Evelyn Sharp Foundation,

The American Society of The French Legion of Honor.

Angel Producer: Thomas Kail. Season Producer: Samira Wiley. Visionary Producers: Jon and Elizabeth Weiswasser, Sybilla and Alex Balkanski, and Carter Redwood. Executive Producers: Puth Family Foundation, Stephan Haimo and Veronica Bulgari, Nikola and Dana Duravcevic, Producers: Mary Vines. Bill and Judy Steul, Associate Producer: Jenny Allen

Sponsors: The Araca Group, The Ryan and Ryan Team

We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions: ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS, AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS, SAG-AFTRA through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.

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