Production CompanyBusan Metropolitan Theater Company
Running time90min
VenueBusan Cultural Center Medium Hall
TicketAdults 20,000KW / Children 15,000KW


Moliere represents the finest of the 17th Century French play-writes. ‘L’Avare’ is one of Moliere’s most adored masterpieces. Moliere’s distinctive satirical methods of expression will present laughter and impression. The humor in this presentation comes from the contradictory situation found in this performance. ‘L’Avare’ presents witty observations and the satires of human beings original nature. Moliere’s masterpiece ‘L’Avare’ represents 17thFrench play writing. This performance has the characteristics of traditional French comedy which is about the love of young adults compared to that of the older generations and the subsequent conflicts which develop. The younger generation overcomes these conflicts through their wit and the influence of working class characters around them who play short but significant roles in the performance. 


The aging but vital Harpagon is hoarding every centime he can get his hands on, making sure that his two children, the virginal Elise and the dandy Cleante, live under his iron will. To complicate matters, Elise has fallen in love with the handsomeValere, who masquerades as a servant in the household, despite his noble birth, and, worse yet, Cleante and Harpagon are both smitten with the same woman, the beautiful, if somewhat dim, Marianne. Meanwhile, scheming servants and assorted hustlers angle for Harpagon's incredible wealth, much of which is now buried and protected by snarling Dobermans. The delirious plot spirals to a wildly comic finish, filled with all the masterful plot twists and outrageous revelations one would expect from one of Molière's finest plays. 

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