( Wed., Feb. 23, 2022 - Sun., Feb. 27, 2022 )
Valborg Theatre, 480 Howard Street, Boone, NC 28607
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme is a 1670 work by renowned French playwright Molière. In The Bourgeois Gentleman, a new translation of the original play by Bernard Sahlins, Molière's beloved comedy features a rising member of the middle class who lusts for social status and higher learning. The strength of the play lies in its rich comic invention and its sure delineation of character. Its underlying themes of social striving, financial greed, and love's ingenuity still resonate. Molière surely knew how to make a joke, and he was a skilled inventor of comic situations. His lasting appeal is a product of his brilliant employment of these talents in the service of character rather than gags, of behavior rather than comment. Produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.