The Miser (full-length version)

The Miser (full-length version)
adapted by Timothy Mooney

Productions (8)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 115 minutes
  • 4 f, 10 m (11-14 actors possible: 3-8 f, 5-10 m)
  • Set: The home of Harpagon, interior or exterior.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-318-2

The Miser (full-length version)
adapted by Timothy Mooney

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Productions (8)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 115 minutes
  • 4 f, 10 m (11-14 actors possible: 3-8 f, 5-10 m)
  • Set: The home of Harpagon, interior or exterior.

Harpagon loves nothing so much as his money, not even his own children. So, even though both his son and daughter have fallen in love with young, vital partners, Harpagon attempts to engage them to a rich widow and widower in their declining years. Making matters worse, Harpagon wants to marry his son's lover himself, his only regret being she has very little money as a dowry. This rhymed-verse adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy explores the fine line between money and love and the consequences of valuing the former over the latter. (A short version of this play is also available.)

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Harpagon loves nothing so much as his money, not even his own children. So, even though both his son and daughter have fallen in love with young, vital partners, Harpagon attempts to engage them to a rich widow and widower in their declining years. Making matters worse, Harpagon wants to marry his son's lover himself, his only regret being she has very little money as a dowry. This rhymed-verse adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy explores the fine line between money and love and the consequences of valuing the former over the latter. (A short version of this play is also available.)

  • Comedy
  • 90 - 115 minutes
  • 4 f, 10 m (11-14 actors possible: 3-8 f, 5-10 m)
  • Set: The home of Harpagon, interior or exterior.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-318-2

Published Reviews

"The ingeniously constructed, teasing rhymes add a rich overlay of stylistic repartee to what is otherwise merely an outrageous situation... this Miser really does seem to jump off the page with new energy."

H. Lee Murphy, Chicago Tribune

"Mooney's iambic pentameter enlivens the story and puts some extra punch in its punchlines... Thanks to Mooney's nimble pen and cast, The Miser makes for a generous evening of theater."

Rick Moser, Pioneer Press

Production History

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MAR 27, 2014 - APR 05, 2014
Indiana University Northwest
Gary, IN United States
Indiana University Northwest Gary, IN United States
OCT 26, 2012 - OCT 26, 2012
Venice Theatre
Gainesville, FL United States
Venice Theatre Gainesville, FL United States
APR 19, 2012 - MAY 06, 2012
Venice Theatre
Venice, FL United States
Venice Theatre Venice, FL United States
MAR 26, 2010 - MAR 27, 2010
St. Saviour High School
Brooklyn, NY United States
St. Saviour High School Brooklyn, NY United States
JAN 01, 2006 - DEC 31, 2006
Grande Prairie Theatre Company
Grande Prairie, AB Canada
Grande Prairie Theatre Company Grande Prairie, AB Canada
JAN 01, 2000 - DEC 31, 2000
Northwestern College
Orange City, IA United States
Northwestern College Orange City, IA United States
JAN 01, 1999 - DEC 31, 1999
Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, TX United States
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth, TX United States
JUN 04, 1998 - JUN 28, 1998
Stage Two Theatre Company
Vernon Hills, IL United States
Stage Two Theatre Company Vernon Hills, IL United States
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JUN 04, 1998 - JUN 28, 1998
Stage Two Theatre Company
Vernon Hills, IL United States
Stage Two Theatre Company Vernon Hills, IL United States