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The Misanthrope

Opening Date: Jul 31, 2024

Closing Date: Aug 03, 2024

Running Time: 01:20

The Misanthrope
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Playing @

HERE

145 6th Ave New York, NY 10013

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Two cantankerous lovers meet at a landmark punk bar in the timeless home for misanthropy, the Lower East Side. Maddy (19), an overachiever and childhood competitive dancer, seeks new physical experiences to cover up the old ones. Hanes (24), a struggling standup with insomnia and a distaste for reality, struggles to give Maddy what she wants, which—of course—only causes her to want it more. Both need help but can’t help each other, making their relationship pretty much irresistible. 

The more Maddy works to supplant her painful memories, the further away from her body—represented by a character called Dancer—she gets. Hanes’s comedy may thrive on his manic depression and crippling self-awareness, but his body—a Chaplin-esque sad clown—gets a kick out of punishing him for it. The Misanthrope is about the desire for and pain of cultivating intimacy with another person when you can’t live with the body that you’re in. This riff on Molière’s concept of a misanthrope is an anti-classic, anti-romantic love story that finds kinship with the music of The Velvet Underground and melancholic, East Village-born punk.

Co-Produced by Cheers to 40 and White Horse Theater Company, this production is a part of SubletSeries: Co-Op, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as a technical liaison.

Performance Schedule:

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY @ 8:30 PM
SATURDAY @ 4 PM & 8:30 PM

Director

Nadiya Atkinson

Written by

Olivia Hunt

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

Listed atTKTS

n/a

Full-price tickets

$28.50 - $39.50

Accessibility:

Wheelchair Info

removable seating.

Seating

Mainstage seats 99 / Dorothy B. Williams Theatre Seats 74.

Elevator\Escalator

There is an elevator that takes you to the lower level thatre.

Curb Ramps

yes

Entrance

houses two performance spaces - the 99-seat Mainstage and the 74-seat Dorothy B. Williams Theatre (down one flight of stairs); art galleries, and a café. The building entrance is street level

Restroom

located on both levels

Water Fountain

There is a cafe

Telephone

none

Assisted Listening System

some hearing aids.

Visual Assistance

none

Folding Armrests

none

Directions Subway

C,E to Spring St.; 1 to Houston St.; R,W to Prince St.

Directions Bus

M21 to Houston St.; M6 to Spring St.

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By Subway:

C,E to Spring St.; 1 to Houston St.; R,W to Prince St.

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By Bus:

M21 to Houston St.; M6 to Spring St.