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Le Misanthrope
Drama
Jean - Baptiste Poquelin Molière

Le Misanthrope

Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc from Rijeka

Igor Vuk Torbica, one of the most rewarded and best young generation directors (Hinkemann, Zagreb Youth Theatre, 2015), set on the big stage of Rijeka Theatre The Misanthrope by Molière, a play premiered in 1666, in which the famous comedy writer portrays a misanthrope who reminds us that not much has changed in the human nature since the times of Louis XIV. 

Le Misanthrope

Through the character of cantankerous truth-lover, Alceste, Molière discusses human helplessness to stand up to the great challenge of truth, questioning the place where misanthropy and sincerity meet, trying to determine the ultimate outcomes of personal consistency.

Torbica did not follow the original blindly, and the play gradually shifts from a comedy to a tragedy in which everybody ends up as a loser in a frantic finale. Alceste as a social idiot consistently disagreeing to a saving compromise, and Torbica, insisting on the impossibility of misanthropic position in the social environment impregnated with hypocrisy, takes his main hero to self-isolation. Distancing his direction of The Misanthrope from the casual social comedy, Torbica, in a refined way, takes it back to precise and current issues and the fullness of acting accomplishments.

Director

Igor Vuk Torbica

Translator

Vladimir Gerić

Dramaturgy

Nataša Antulov

Composer

Josip Maršić

Set designer

Branko Hojnik

Costume designer

Manuela Paladin Šabanović

Choreographer

Ivana Kalc

Lighting design

Boris Blidar

Stage manager

Sandra Čarapina

Alceste

Jerko Marčić

Philinte

Nikola Nedić

Oronte

Jasmin Mekić / Nikola Nedić

Célimѐne

Katarina Bistrović Darvaš

Éliante

Marija Tadić

Arsinoé

Olivera Baljak

Acaste

Dražen Mikulić

Clitandre

Aleksandar Cvjetković