Southeastern hosts one-man play -- 'Moliere Than Thou' Jan. 30
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will host a one-man play, “Moliere Than Thou,” Jan. 30, 10 a.m., in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
Selected as the best adapted work at the San Francisco Fringe Fest, the play celebrates Moliere, a French playwright and actor considered one of the masters of comedy in Western literature and known for such plays as “The Misanthrope,” “The School for Wives,” and “Tartuffe.”
“The play serves as a quick introduction to some of Moliere’s greatest works and speeches, and has been seen all over the United States and Canada,” said Evelyne Bornier, associate professor of foreign languages and literature. “It has given tens of thousands of students their first exposure to Moliere.”
Sponsored by the Student Government Association and Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, “Moliere Than Thou” stars Tim Mooney, who is in his sixth year of touring with the production and has introduced more than 30,000 people to Moliere.
Mooney has worked in theatre for almost 30 years as an actor, director and playwright. He taught acting and stage movement for two years with Northern Illinois University, before creating “The Script Review,” a newsletter that reviewed some 700 plays in manuscript form over the course of seven years, distributed to Literary Managers and Directors throughout the United States.
Mooney also served as artistic director of the Stage Two Theatre Company, where he produced nearly 50 plays in five years, most of them original works. During his tenure at Stage Two, he adapted his own rhymed, iambic-pentameter versions of the plays of Moliere, creating 15 new Moliere plays in seven years.
Admission to the Jan. 30 production is free. For more information, contact Bornier at email@example.com.