CSUSM Students to Perform 17th Century Satirical French Comedy: The Misanthrope

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Visual and Performing Arts Department presents a seven-night production of The Misanthrope, a 17th-century comedy written by French playwright and actor Molière on the absurdities of social and literary pretension of aristocratic society. Translated by Richard Wilbur, the wry French comedy will be directed by Professor Marcos Martinez and performed by a lively cast of ten students, beginning nightly at 7:00 p.m. on April 13-16 and April 20-22 in Arts 111.

A satirical play, The Misanthrope follows the hilariously thorny love-life of the irascible Alceste and the coquettish Célimène, who put the concept of "opposites attract" to the ultimate test. Considered one of the greatest comedies in Western literature, Molière's play begs the question: what is worse than being the only (self-proclaimed) honest man in a world of liars, gossips, and fools? To which he answers, being head-over-heels in love with the chief offender among them. As the play pokes fun at the hypocrisies of French noble society, it also spotlights the innate flaws which all humans possess.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, or $5 for students with ID. For more information or for advanced reservations, call (760) 750-4137.

What: CSUSM student performance of the satirical play The Misanthrope

When: Wednesday, April 13 -- 7:00 p.m.
           Thursday, April 14 -- 7:00 p.m.
           Friday, April 15 -- 7:00 p.m.
           Saturday, April 16 -- 7:00 p.m.
           Wednesday, April 20 -- 7:00 p.m.
           Thursday, April 21 -- 7:00 p.m.
           Friday, April 22 -- 7:00 p.m.

Where: CSUSM Performance Hall: Arts Building, Room 111.

Tickets: $10 for general admission, or $5 for students with ID. Tickets are available at the door. For advanced reservations call 760-750-4137.

Directions and Parking
CSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay. Parking Structure 1 is the closest lot to the Arts Building, at the corner of Campus Way and Campus View Drive. For more information or directions to the campus, visit http://www.csusm.edu/guide.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.