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The Miser

First Preview: Apr 27, 2024

Opening Date: May 03, 2024

Closing Date: May 19, 2024

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Playing @

LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park

171 East Dr Brooklyn, NY 11225

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Written in 1668 and presented upward of 2,500 times over the next 350 years at the Comédie Française alone, The Miser is Molière’s most successful play, both in France and internationally.

Harpagon, a newly widowed geezer, consumed by fear of losing his wealth, will do anything to save his fortune. When he announces that he has found love again and is ready to wed, the ultimate rebellion begins. Through a series of outlandish events and misunderstandings, the entire household is forced to face the true cost of Harpagon’s folly before they see the light again.

With this production, Molière in the Park will once again reinvent Molière for today's world while also keeping with our original desire to stay true to the original French. They will both lean into non-traditional casting choices, casting women in male roles and swapping genders, to highlight persistent biases, deconstruct existing power dynamics and look into the barrel of existential paranoia and greed. Additionally, with the permission of David Chambers, certain passages will be revised employing direct translation from the original French.

​Presented by Molière in the Park in partnership with LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park Alliance and in collaboration with Brooklyn Public Library.

Performance Schedule:

SUNDAY @ 3 PM & 8 PM

May 15 @ 3 PM only


MaYaa Boateng
Francesca Faridany
Lisa Gorlitsky
Lakisha May
Daniel Pearce
Calvin Leon Smith
& more


Paul Brill


Lucie Tiberghien

Written by

Molière, translated and adapted by David Chambers

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