The Miser

Miser cover pic

The Miser is one of Moliere’s best known plays. It was first produced in 1668 by his theatre troupe during the reign of King Louis XIV. Today it is one of the central comedies in dramatic literature and one of the most widely produced plays.

After Harpagon becomes widowed, he tries to marry off his daughter Èlise to a wealthy old man who agrees to take her without a dowry. Harpagon wishes to marry a young and impoverished Mariane, whom his son Cléante also wants to

marry. In several situations that are comic and pitiful, his children try to prevent both marriages. Meanwhile, Harpagon tries to save his most precious possessions which he hides in a box from his children and servants.

Full of conflicts and tension between love and money, the story reveals how Harpagon’s miserliness causes him to lose both his children and his



The Miser

By Molière

Translated by Eli Bijaoui

Directed by Ilan Ronen

Set Designed by Shani Tur

Costumes Maor Zabar

Dramaturgy Shahar Pinkas

Music Ori Vidislavski

Movement Sharon Gal

Speech Coach Asi Eshed

Lighting Designed Ziv Voloshin


Harpagon, Jacob Cohen

Cléante, Aviv Alush

Élise, Rinat Matatov

Valère, Ido Bartal

Marianne/ Mistress Claude, Neli Tagar

Anselme / Servant, Aharon Almog

Frosine, Tali Oren

Master Simon / Brindavoine / A Magistrate, Robert Hoenig

Master Jacques, Idan Alterman

La Flèche / La Merluche, Daniel Sabag

Production Managers Avi Gez, Dana Plesser

Assistant Directors Michal Isaak , Dana Plesser

Assistant to Costumes Designer Tal Kilshon

Premiere on the 27th March 2014

At Habima - National Theatre of Israel, Tel Aviv


Molière | Ilan Ronen

27 mars, 2014 - 27 mars, 2015