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The Misanthrope by Molière

Directed by Dr. Theresa Lang

November 16-18 & 20, 2016
Robsham Mainstage Theater

Molière's comedic satire of the hypocrisies in French aristocratic society receives an amusing and revealing twist with our gender-swapped production. The story follows Alceste, disheartened by the vain flattery and deceitfulness of his fellow men, who declares that henceforth he will speak only the truth—no matter what offense this might give. Ironically, Alceste is enamored of the young widow Celimene, whose malicious tongue and unceasing coquetry make her the embodiment of the very situation he professes to detest. When Alceste insults a sonnet written by a powerful noble, he is called to stand trial. Refusing to dole out false compliments, he is charged and humiliated, and resolves with self-imposed exile.

Special Event: Immediately following the performance on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 there will be a panel discussion on "Gender Parity in Theatre" with Director/Dramaturg, Dr. Theresa Lang, Monan Professor in Theatre Arts and Playwright, Sheri Wilner, and StageSource Executive Director, Julie Hennrikus. The panel is free to attend, open to all, and will take place in the Robsham Mainstage theater.


Theatre Department Winter Auditions

Auditions for the Winter 2016 Theatre Department and student group shows will be held the first weekend in November! 

Audition requirements and sign-up sheets will be posted on the callboards in the back hallway of the Robsham about a week before auditions. Break a leg everyone!

SHOW: "What Every Girl Should Know" (by Monica Byrne)
DIRECTOR: Cassie Chapados '17
AUDITIONS: Fri, November 4th 4-7 (Bonn), 8-11 (Slice); Sat, November 5th 10am-2pm, 3-6pm (Mainstage) 
CALLBACKS: Sun, November 6th 1-5pm (Slice)
SHOW DATES: January 26-29th, in the Bonn, produced by the Boston College Theatre Department
QUESTIONS: E-mail the Stage Manager, Cindy Moon at

SHOW: "Eurydice" (by Sarah Ruhl)
DIRECTOR: Grace Fucci '17
AUDITIONS: Fri, November 4th 4-7pm (Slice), 8-11pm (Bonn); Sat, November 10am-2pm and 3-6pm (Slice) 
CALLBACKS: Sun, November 6th 6-10pm (Slice)
SHOW DATES: February 16-19th, in the Bonn, produced by the Boston College Theatre Department
QUESTIONS: E-mail the Stage Manager, Olivia Painchaud at