This year’s MBS Upper School fall play, The Miser by Molière, is taking stage in Founders Hall from Wednesday, November 10 through Saturday, November 13. Performances are being held in Founders Hall on November 10, 12, and 13 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 3:30 p.m. show on Thursday, November 11.
The show is being directed by guest artist Nick Corley and assistant director Gregg Edelman.
The plot of this social satire concerns the classic conflict of love and money and pits a father’s greed over his children’s happiness. The miser Harpagon wishes his daughter Elise to marry a wealthy old man, Anselme, who will accept her without a dowry, but she loves the penniless Valère. Harpagon himself has set his eye on young, impoverished Mariane, whom his son Cléante also loves. As the women in the play ultimately prove, happiness lies in the heart and not in the pocketbook.
The talented cast includes:
Harpagon: Sal D’Agostino ’23
Frosine: Kaitlin Blount ’23
Cleante: Matias Cortés ’25
Elise: Indiya Weinmann ’25
Valere: Henry D’Andrea ’24
Mariane: Bridget Ewing ’24
Master Jacques: Kevin Tone ’24
La Fleche: Adin Kasmin ’24
Commissioner: Alexis Algazy ’22
Master Simon: Jonah Tinkelman ’24
Seigneur Anselme: Jack Gonyea ’25
Brindavoine: Cooper Weil ’22
La Merluche: Maggie Ahern ’23
Dame Claude: Charlotte Sussman ’25
Deputies: Kaitlin Brown ’24, Shira Radin ’24, Hannah Everett ’23
Stage Management: Jack Bailey ’24, Pete Buchanan ’25, Abbey Ewing ’24
Tickets are available at the door and are free for MBS students and faculty/staff. All other tickets are $5.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Performing Arts faculty member Ben Krauss at firstname.lastname@example.org.