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Molière in the Park; Prospect Park's Free Theatre
Molière in the Park is dedicated to bringing yearly, free, inclusive productions of Molière's masterpieces to the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park. Considered one of the world’s greatest French satirists, we aim to make English translations of Molière's plays a vital part of Brooklyn’s diverse culture. Every year a different, contemporary production will bring our community together, free of charge, to experience subversive and timeless comedies under the stars.
In style and content, Molière’s plays capture Brooklyn: funny, gritty, progressive, disruptive, and embracing of all types of people. His vast body of work reflects a common theme of generosity; every play is a gift for the viewer as the playwright leads his audience through laughter, honesty, tenderness, anguish, and love. Through the lens of his stories, we see ourselves and others as imperfect and intertwined humans. Much like Prospect Park’s unifying draw to Brooklynites, Molière’s plays unite us and point to our commonalities rather than our differences. Molière in the Park is an homage to Brooklyn’s unique blend of diversity, innovation, and inclusion.
Meet the founder
Lucie Tiberghien is a Franco-American Brooklynite whose career as a theater director is dedicated to building bridges between people and cultures as well as between the present and the past. Raised in France and Switzerland, Lucie moved to New York in 1995 and has developed and directed new plays ever since, in New York City, at major regional theaters around the country, as well as at new play conferences such as Playpenn, Sundance, Ojai, and The O'Neill. Lucie believes that Molière’s plays are entirely universal and that it is particularly poignant to launch Molière in the Park, in this era of political and cultural rifts, present both in France and in the US.
A reading of The School For Wives, at the Picnic House in Prospect Park.
November 13,14 2019
Starring Emmy Award-Winner
SAMIRA WILEY (Orange Is the New Black)
DOMINIC FUMUSA (Nurse Jacky)
SHAUN PATRICK TUBBS
CHRIS HENRY COFFEY