L’Avare (The Miser), A SATIRICAL COMEDY BY MOLIERE (3 - 6 February at 8pm)
The Stage Club invites the French-speaking audience in Singapore to enjoy l’Avare (The Miser), one of the most famous French satirical comedy written by Molière in 1668. The play will be directed by Emmanuelle Le Bris and is supported by the Embassy of France in Singapore.
The Miser’s plot, involving a rich widower money-lender called Harpagon, whose feisty children long to escape from his penny-pinching household and marry their respective lovers, is a five act comedy of manners in prose. It is one of the most typical products of Moliere’s many sided genius : a double love affair, a clever schemer, some mocking servants and above all the miserliness of Harpagon, a sordid passion which totally absorbs his mind. All the surroundings are treated in the spirit of the liveliest comedy. The famous French actor Jean Vilar declared « This is one of our most reliable entertainments ». The play still has a very modern tone : many of Harpagon’s actions and sayings have passed into proverbs.
The cast includes 12 French-speaking amateur actresses, and you will have the pleasure to see again Mylène Koenig, Angelique Montané, and Alice Rouze who first appeared in 2009 in 8 women, the previous French Stage Club production. You will also discover new talents. L’Avare is Emmanuelle’s second direction following 8 Women, which was very successful. She has been a member of the Stage Club for five years (she is now the Treasurer) and has played in five Stage Club productions (Twelfth Night, Oh ! What a Lovely War, Never the Sinner, Little Women, and a Midsummer’s Night Dream). She has a Group Theatre Diploma from Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London).
The Stage Club is the oldest theatre company in Singapore, and is happy to continue to offer French-language productions for the French speaking community in Singapore at affordable prices.
For more information, contact Emmanuelle Le Bris
Venue : Alliance Francaise Theatre – 1, Sarkies Road
Dates : 3 - 6 February at 8pm
Tickets : Tickets priced at $30 and $17(students) available from SISTIC & SISTIC Authorized Agents Island wide
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