The Misanthrope – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by Moliere in a new adaptation by Neil Bartlett

March 26-28, 1999 – Fisher Theater

Alceste has become so bitter in his opposition to the superficiality and hypocrisy of society that he wishes to withdraw from the world. Moliere’s great comedy reveals Alceste’s justification in criticizing his society with its slandering gossips, fops, and artificial poets while at the same time exposing his excessive intolerance and obsession with mankind’s faults. Neil Barlett’s adaptation, which has been produced to great critical and popular acclaim at the LaJolla Playhouse and Chicago’s Goodman Theater, re-sets the play in the vapid world of Hollywood power brokers, divas and gossip-mongers without sacrificing Moliere’s comic verse.

The Cast

Acaste – Michael Dahlstrom
Alceste – Jack Meggers
Arsinoe – Kimberly Dowell
Celimene – Brooke Mcknight
Clitandre – Ryan Walrod
Eliante – Madeline Moore
Oronte – Ryan Van Every
Phillinte – Mike Vogt

Production Team

Assistant Stage Manager – T.J. Schneider
Assistant Technical Director – Brian Swanson
Costume Designer – Joe Kowalski
Director – Gregg Henry
Lighting Designer – Matt Oppedahl
Scenic Designer – Amy Jackson
Stage Manager – Chris Hennes