In addition to Topham and Carlson, the cast also features Martha Farrell as Eliante, Kelli Fox as Arsinoé, Peter Hutt as Oronte, Trent Pardy as Acaste and Steve Ross as Clitandre.
Here's how Stratford bills the classic: "Perpetually scornful of the hypocrisy around him, Alceste can't help speaking frankly, regardless of whom he might offend. But even the sternest rectitude can succumb to the follies of the heart — and Alceste's devotion to the beautiful and flirtatious Célimène is about to turn his world hilariously upside down."
Here's a look at the production:
David Grindley-Directed Misanthrope, With Sara Topham and Ben Carlson, at Stratford Festival
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