Social Satire Der Menschenfeind at the Volkstheater

A modern take on Molière’s baroque human comedy.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy in Western literature, Molière’s social satire The Misanthrope receives a breath of fresh air from Felix Hafner’s modern adaption. Self-proclaimed “honest man” Alceste’s “defect of being more sincere than people wish” compels him to expose superficiality and hypocrisy, but his biting tongue makes him a social pariah. Shunned for his rejection of social graces and battling his own irrational love for the beautiful but coquettish Célimène, this truth-teller must learn to keep shtum and stop hating the world he’s trying to improve if he ever hopes to have a happy ending.

Der Menschenfeind (The Misanthrope)

Directed by Felix Hafner
Supertitled in English

Sept 30 (public dress rehearsal)
& Oct 1 (premiere), 6, 10, 17, & 30 at 19:00
Oct 2 at 15:00
More dates to be announced

Tickets: €5 – €48

1., Neustiftgasse 1
(01) 52111-400


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