The Misanthrope

Comedy - Revival

Circle in the Square Theatre

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  • First Preview: January 7, 1983
  • Opening Date: January 27, 1983
  • Closing Date: March 27, 1983
  • Previews: 23
  • Performances: 69


In Moliere's 1666 satire of social hypocrisy, a Paris aristocrat detests the shallow artifice of his peers but falls for a flirtatious girl who gleefully exhibits all the social traits he hates.


Opening Night Cast

Brian Bedford in The Misanthrope Brian Bedford Alceste
Mary Beth Hurt in The Misanthrope Mary Beth Hurt Célimène
Carole Shelley in The Misanthrope Carole Shelley Arsinoe
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Molière Writer
  Richard Wilbur Translator
  Stephen Porter Director
  Marjorie Kellogg Scenic Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
  Richard Nelson Lighting Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1983 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Stephen D. Newman Nominee
1983 Special Award Richard Wilbur Winner
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