The Misanthrope


Text Molière in a version by Tony Harrison
Direction Ivo van Hove

2007/08 Season

September 24, 2007—November 11, 2007

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Iconoclastic director Ivo van Hove stunned NYTW audiences with his critically acclaimed 2004 production of Hedda Gabler. This season van Hove returns to NYTW – his American home – with a world premiere production of The Misanthrope, Molière’s classic comedy about the absurdities of social conventions and pretensions. As with Hedda Gabler, van Hove will revitalize The Misanthrope with a fresh, modern perspective – viewing Molière’s text through the lens of our society in which the traditional social fabric has frayed and virtual relationships can be deleted with the simple push of a button.

“Van Hove has made his reputation with revivals that run 180 degrees away from your average, typical interpretation of classic text.” – Variety.

Production Design Jan Versweyveld
Costume Design Emilio Sosa
Sound Design Raul Vincent Enriquez
Video Design Tal Yarden
Dramaturg Bart Van den Eynde

with Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jason C. Brown, Bill Camp, Amelia Campbell, Joan MacIntosh, Alfredo Narciso, Thomas Jay Ryan and Jeanine Serralles