Le Lycanthrope is an "unofficial sequel" to Le Misanthrope, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere, composed in rhyming couplets of iambic pentameter.
At the climax of Moliere's play, Alceste, the titular "Misanthrope" (hater of mankind), betrayed and ridiculed by the woman he loves, shamed and prosecuted by her other suitors, exits the stage in a Fury, vowing to live in the wilderness away from Parisian Society "where man is arrant wolf to man"; his friends Philinte and Eliante exit after him, determined to change his mind. End of play. Anbiguity. Does he leave, or not?
Le Lycanthrope begins on Halloween, 1673, with Alceste having returned from six years in the wilderness. He claims to be a "Lycanthrope", a WEREWOLF, and has come to exact Revenge upon the "Wolves Society" of his enemies. So he decides to throw a little Halloween Party...
About the Company: FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group.
Previews Tuesday October 3 and Wednesday October 4 at 8pm
Opening night: Thursday October 9th
8pm performances on Wednesdays and Thursdays
All Friday performances at 7pm
Special Halloween performances: Monday 10/30 and Tuesday 10/31 at 7pm
Theater: Kraine Theater
Address: 85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
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