May 30 to June 30, 2019
Gunston Arts Center Theatre Two
Opening night: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7:30 pm.
Rounding out Season 29 in May 2019 is A Misanthrope, a new distillation of Molière’s classic comedy by Matt Minnicino. A Manhattan-based playwright, Minnicino has adapted more than a dozen classics from the Greeks to Genet. A Misanthrope is a brisk, biting comedy about a cynic who thinks insincerity is a sin—but the joke’s on him when he falls for an ingenue who’s more than his intellectual equal. Minnicino’s A Misanthrope is written in slang-filled rhyming couplets, one howler after another; hypocrisy has never been more hilarious.
Matt Minnicino is a playwright, actor, teacher, and incorrigible tale-teller based in Manhattan. Along with Molière, he has adapted Chekhov (thrice), Strindberg, Ibsen, Gorky, Genet, Shakespeare, Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, Homer, The Book of Genesis, poems by Rilke, art by Magritte, and more. He is an alumnus of Pipeline Theatre’s PlayLab, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and winner of the Arts & Letters Prize. MFA, Columbia.