The Miser (short version)

The Miser (short version)
adapted by Timothy Mooney

Productions (3)
  • Comedy
  • 38 - 45 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: 978-1-62384-317-5

The Miser (short version)
adapted by Timothy Mooney

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Productions (3)
  • Comedy
  • 38 - 45 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 full-length version of this play is also available.)

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $40
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $17.99

*The per performance fee begins at $40. 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 full-length version of this play is also available.)

  • Comedy
  • 38 - 45 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: 978-1-62384-317-5

Published Reviews

"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

"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

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NOV 12, 2009 - NOV 13, 2009
Bishop Hendricken High School
Warwick, RI United States
Bishop Hendricken High School Warwick, RI United States
NOV 07, 2009 - NOV 20, 2009
Middleton High School
Middleton, WI United States
Middleton High School Middleton, WI United States
OCT 22, 2009 - OCT 24, 2009
Middleton High School
Middleton, WI United States
Middleton High School Middleton, WI United States
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Awards (1)

All State Award, Wisconsin State Theatre Festival (2009)