-April 6, 2008
Translated by David Chambers
Directed by Robert Currier
SEATTLE – He is a whirling dervish of paranoid greed. Harpagon is one of Moliere’s most notorious characters and Seattle Shakespeare Company unleashes him on stage for its production of The Miser. In a translation by David Chambers, Robert Currier directs The Miser which opens . The production runs through (low priced preview ) at the Center House Theatre at Center .
Support for Company’s production of The Miser is provided by the Seattle Foundation, Norcliffe Foundation, Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, and 94.9 KUOW.
In The Miser, Monsieur Harpagon is a skinflint’s skinflint. He’d rather marry off both of his children than part with one measly cent. So he attempts to…and nobody’s happy about it! Through silly scheming, bamboozling banter, and disguised identities, everyone in Harpagon’s household tries to pry either a lover or a fortune from the greedy geezer’s grasping hands.