Tony Harrison penned this version of the Molière classic, which will play at the downtown company's home starting Sept. 13. The show will open Sept. 24 for a run through Nov. 11.
Following up his 2004 staging of Hedda Gabler, director van Hove now returns to NYTW "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," according to show notes.
The cast of The Misanthrope will feature Quincy Tyler Bernstine (as Eliante), Jason C. Brown (Clitandre), Bill Camp (Alceste), Florencia Lozano (Arsinoe), Joan MacIntosh (Acaste), Alfredo Narciso (Oronte), Thomas Jay Ryan (Philinte) and Jeanine Serralles (Celimene).
The design team includes Jan Versweyveld (production), Emilio Sosa (costume), Raul Vincent Enriquez (sound) and Tal Yarden (video). Dramaturgy is by Bart Van den Eynde, and the production stage manager is Larry K. Ash.
The NYTW season began with Rinde Eckert's Horizon and Betty Shamieh's The Black Eyed (through Aug. 19). Also forthcoming are JoAnne Akalaitis directing Mikhail Baryshnikov in short plays by Samuel Beckett, Things of Dry Hours by Naomi Wallace and the Elevator Repair Service's staging of The Sound and the Fury. Tickets for The Misanthrope at NYTW, 79 East 4th Street (between Second Ave. and Bowery), are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information visit the website at www.nytw.org.