FGCU Bower School of Music & the Arts presents The Misanthrope

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The Bower School of Music & the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Theatre Program will present The Misanthrope by Moliere and directed by Dan Bacalzo Oct. 29 through Nov. 7 at TheatreLab in the Arts Complex at FGCU.
What value does the truth hold? Alceste fervently believes that honesty is always the best policy, but finds that not everyone agrees with him – including the woman he loves. This comedy of manners from 17th century French playwright Moliere explores still-timely issues relating to truth, fidelity, and hypocrisy. Can an honest man find love and happiness in a world in which lying is expected, if not necessarily admired?
Working from a public domain translation by Curtis Hidden Page, the production’s director, Dr. Dan Bacalzo, collaborated with student dramaturg Makayla Davis to edit the original five-act script down to a one-act version.
The production features the talents of three professional designers: Krista Franco (sets), Jennifer Bronsted (costumes) and Anne Carncross (lighting/technical direction). In addition, the production has ten students in the cast, with more students filling the roles of assistant director, stage manager, assistant stage manager, and running crew.
Join FGCU Theatre as it goes live and in-person for its first show of the season. Performances will be Oct. 29 & 30, Nov. 5 & 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 31, Nov. 6 & 7 at 2 p.m. in TheatreLab in the Arts Complex on the FGCU Campus.
For more information, visit online at fgcu.edu/theatrelab/


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