Drama The Estates Theatre

The Misanthrope


This performance was canceled!


Translation: Jiří Zdeněk Novák
Adaptation: Jan Frič, Marta Ljubková
Stage director: Jan Frič
Dramaturgy: Marta Ljubková
Sets: Pavla Kamanová
Costumes: Ján Tereba
Music: Jakub Kudláč
Motion cooperation: Jindřiška Křivánková
Light design: Martin Špetlík
Video: Erik Bartoš


Dear theatre-goers,

please accept our sincere apologies for the cancellation of a performance Misantrop (June, 5th).

We will return to you the full price of the ticket, and will also be happy to help you with selecting a performance on another date. Tickets need to be returned within 7 days after the former date of the performance.
If you purchased your tickets:
* By card payment online or through credit transfer
you need not do anything; we will refund the amount automatically to your account.
* At National Theatre box offices
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the price will be paid back to you at the place where you purchased the ticket/s.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us:, +420 224 901 448, Monday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

Along with Tartuffe and The Miser, The Misanthrope is the fundamental comedic archetype by which the global drama has been enriched by the genius of French classicism. The Misanthrope hates people. But is it really the case in the play by Molière (1622–1673)? It is true that Alceste despises hypocrisy in society, in which flattery is followed by slander and everyone pursues nothing but his or her own benefit? On the other hand, Alceste loves Célimène, who is the very personification of the false morals he scorns. “And you don’t find pretty creatures repulsive?” his friend Philinte asks. Is it possible, or desirable even, to tell truth and nothing but? Does not sincerity sometimes turn into insolence? And is Alceste capable of living in this truth of his at all? Notwithstanding their being inspired by traditional folk theatre, Molière’s comedies never eschew the existential dimension. The Misanthrope is now returning to the National Theatre repertoire after more than three decades, in a provocative interpretation by the stage director Jan Frič.

Approximate running time:
1 hour, 40 minutes, no intermission.


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Poster The Misanthrope

A poster for the production of The Misanthrope

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