Misanthrope, Directed by Ivo van Hove, Begins in NYC Sept. 14

News   Misanthrope, Directed by Ivo van Hove, Begins in NYC Sept. 14
Ivo van Hove — who brought his singular vision of Hedda Gabler to New York Theatre Workshop in 2004 — returns to the Off-Broadway house with his production of The Misanthrope.
Ivo van Hove
Ivo van Hove

Previews begin Sept. 14 for the production which opens Sept. 24 and plays through Nov. 11. Tony Harrison penned this version of the Molière drama.

Van Hove brings the classic 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 features Quincy Tyler Bernstine (as Eliante), Jason C. Brown (Clitandre), Bill Camp (Alceste), Amelia Campbell (Arsinoe), Joan MacIntosh (Acaste), Alfredo Narciso (Oronte), Thomas Jay Ryan (Philinte) and Jeanine Serralles (Celimene). Campell replaced the previously announced Florencia Lozano.

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. The production stage manager is Larry K. Ash.

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.


The NYTW season began with Rinde Eckert's Horizon and Betty Shamieh's The Black Eyed. Forthcoming productions includes 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.

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