Theatre department to present Molière's "The Misanthrope"

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The Hanover College Theatre will stage Molière's classic comedy “The Misanthrope,” Thursday-Sunday, April 12-15. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in The Other Place, located in the former Donner Lecture Hall.

Updated to current times, Hanover's production of the “The Misanthrope,” presents "a searching comic study of falsity, shallowness and self-righteousness. The misanthrope in this case is Alceste, a man whose conscience and sincerity are too rigorous for his time.”

“The Misanthrope” was first performed in June 4, 1666, at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris. The play has appeared on Broadway five times, including its first appearance in 1905 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. The work marked its first appearance at Canada’s Stratford Festival in 1981.

Hanover's presentation will be directed by Dathan Hooper, a veteran actor who has worked in film and television, along with numerous professional theatre companies including Actors Theatre, Kentucky Shakespeare, Stage One Family Theatre and Rush Trowell Entertainment. His directing credits include "Livin' Fat," by Judi Ann Mason; "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men," by Lonne Elder III; "Eukiah," by Landford Wilson; and "The Past is the Past."

General admission tickets are free, however, patrons are encouraged to reserve seats online in advance. Tickets may be printed or scanned upon entry from a barcode on a mobile phone.

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