MARCH 2019From 10.03.2019 to 26.05.2019
From 10.03.2019 to 26.05.2019
The Misanthrope is one of Moliere’s finest plays, its characters masterfully deployed in a trenchant comedy that exposes the hypocrisy of every society and every age. Τhis production, by the former Artistic Director of the Greek National Theatre, Yannis Houvardas, gives us a version where anything can happen, and in Chrysa Prokopaki’s excellent new translation, words become lethal weapons in the mouths of the protagonists.
Alceste, a respected member of society, is incurably in love with Célimène. However, he cannot abide anyone else, surrounded as he is by people engaged in flattery, gossip and intrigues, hypocrisy and lies. When Alceste sees with his own eyes that his beloved lives exactly the kind of life that he despises and that she rejects the path of true love, he chooses self-exile and loneliness.
An incurably honest hero who abhors hypocrisy wins our sympathy and admiration. Through the masterful writing of the great French comic dramatist, Alceste is elevated into a symbol that reflects our own preoccupations, speaking for us while also acting clearly making a protest on behalf of the writer.
Pantelis MakkasVideo design
Ada PouraniAssistant director
Dimitra MitsakiSecond assistant director
Ioanna PitaouliSecond assistant director
Eleni ArapostathiAssistant set designer
Alexandra PanoutsopoulouAssistant costume designer
Grigoris EleftheriouMusical associate
Appearing in the filmed scenes
ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE
Events dates and times
Wednesday 7pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8.30pm, Sunday 7pm
English surtitles: Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
The images used in this season’s promotional material have been selected from the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art.